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Summer Language Academies

Every year, the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy convenes at prestigious liberal arts colleges across the United States and abroad at select locations. Students engage in four weeks of full-immersion language learning while in a safe, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Students take a Language Pledge® that requires them to communicate in their target language at all times. This is an essential part of the program that makes every moment a learning experience. The Academy creates a close community of friends, enhances language proficiency, encourages self-confidence and prepares students to become successful global citizens. Students gain an authentic college experience at one three campuses in the US—Swarthmore College in PA, Pomona College in CA and Green Mountain College in VT—and gain valuable life experiences abroad in Beijing, China, and Comillas, Spain.  Visit site

Become a Global Citizen

Summer Residential Academies are designed for 8th-12th grade students, from beginners to advanced language learners. Students take an adaptive assessment to measure their starting and ending proficiency levels. During the program, the curriculum provides customized can-do statements and performance tasks to gauge student performance on a daily basis. At the end of the program, students and parents receive a comprehensive academic report that details the student’s performance. During four weeks of intensive language study at the Academy, students gain tangible language skills and confidence communicating in language in real-life situations.  Visit site

Learn Chinese in Beijing

Middlebury-Monterey’s new Beijing Academy features the same renowned curriculum and format as our US-based academies to provide students the once-in-a-lifetime experience to immerse themselves in the language and culture of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in the richness of the past and at the center of modern day China, Beijing is the ideal location to study Chinese. We’ve partnered with CET Academic Programs and the Beijing Institute of Education, both of which are highly respected educational institutions with deep roots in China.  Find out more about studying abroad in China

Learn Spanish in Comillas

New for summer 2014 is our Spain Academy, located in Spain’s northern region of Cantabria. This four-week immersive language experience features the same renowned curriculum and format as our US-based academies. The village of Comillas, an important historic and artistic center in Spain, is a small town with cobbled streets and squares. Language Academy classes will be held at the Centro Cultural El Espolón, the cultural center located in the center of the town of Comillas. Spain Academy students will live at the Abba Comillas Golf Hotel, which is within short walking distance from the Cultural Center.  Learn more about studying abroad in Spain

In college, you meet people from all over the world, and that's really been the experience here. I've found a lot of great friends.
- French Academy Student