Summer Academy Blog

The College Experience at MMLA

March 3, 2014

In late June, I left home unsure what to expect. I had never gone away to camp before and the longest I had been away from home was about a week.  I wasn’t worried about being homesick, but was unsure about how the rooming situation would work... read more

My Top 5 Packing Tips for the Academy

February 25, 2014

1.  Pack for warm weather – Short sleeve shirts and shorts/skirts are the best choice for staying cool and comfortable while attending classes and activities. I almost never wore a sweater or jeans last summer, and could have saved some space in... read more

Tips for New Students Who Are Living the Language Pledge

February 25, 2014

1. If you’re so adventurous as to pick a language you’ve never learned before (as myself, except I’m more crazy than adventurous), take ten minutes each day for a few weeks before you leave to familiarize yourself with the most basic... read more

My Decision to Attend the Academy

February 15, 2014

Why I Chose to Come to the Academy I first decided to study at the Language Academy because I realized that I had been taking Spanish in school for three years but couldn’t speak it. This frustrated me, as my main motivation behind taking Spanish in the... read more

The Importance of the Language Pledge

February 11, 2014

The Language Pledge is the foundation of the Academy experience and what differentiated learning at the Academy from my language learning during the school year. Attending the Academy was the first time I participated in an immersion environment, and... read more