Summer Academy Blog

French Academy Experiences Polynesian Dance

July 2, 2014

French Academy students were greeted in traditional Polynesian fashion as they entered the pavilion for their evening showcase of Polynesian dancing. The dances that were performed are traditionally from French-speaking areas of the Pacific. Aside from... read more

Dancing Up Storms ñ More!

July 2, 2014

During activity time, some of our Spanish students took up the art of bordadosembroidery. Embroidery is a huge part of the art and craft culture in many Latin American countries, especially in the household. August, who told us about his interest in... read more

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