Image for Summer Language Academy

Summer Language Academies

Every year, the Language Academy convenes at prestigious liberal arts colleges across the United States and abroad at select locations. Students 8th-12th grades 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 in the Green Mountains of Vermont at one two campuses in the US—Saint Michael's and Green Mountain College - and gain valuable life experiences abroad in China, Spain and upcoming Abroad location for our French Academy.  Visit site

Become a Global Citizen

Summer Language 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 China

The Language Academy's China 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. Location to be announced in late Summer/early Fall 2014. Visit site

Learn Spanish in Spain

After a successful first year, the Language Academy will return to Spain for the four-week immersive language experience features the same renowned curriculum and format as our US-based academies. Location and details to be announced in late Summer/early Fall 2014. Visit site

Learn French Abroad

The Language Academy will start a four-week immersive language experience in a French-speaking country. This Academy will utilize the same renowned curriculum and format as our U.S. based Academies, and give students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study immersed in French language and culture. Locations and fees for this study abroad location will be announced in August 2014. Visit site

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