Summer Academy Blog

The Team at the Heart of MMLA

July 1, 2014

Originally from Canton, Ohio, our Chinese Dorm Head Joseph has recently graduated from Reed College where he studied Chinese literature and language. This fall, he will enroll as a graduate student in the Chinese literature department at National Taiwan... read more

Dumplings, Quesadillas and More!

July 1, 2014

Today was dumpling day for the Chinese Academy! Instead of the usual Cultural Exploration class, students had the opportunity to learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings from their tai chi teacher. As a group, we all learned how ... read more

Starting the Week Strong

July 1, 2014

We are off to a great start in our second week at the MMLA Swarthmore College Academy. There has been a great atmosphere around here after last nights Language Pledge® recommitment ceremony. I can see that every student is finding their own way a little... read more

ELECTION DAY - Who Will Be the next President?

July 1, 2014

Our students are learning about Spanish politics. Continuing to gain a deeper understanding of Spanish culture and language, our students held elections to vote for their “president” in the morning assembly. -Alejandro Saravia .hero { display:... read more

Practice Makes Perfect!

July 1, 2014

Study time is a time specifically set aside for students to reflect on the day’s activities and lessons, as well as practice their new language abilities with other classmates. It is a very important part of the learning process and we couldn’t be... read more