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Frisbee, French Skits, and more!

Language: French

Location: Saint Michael’s College

What the French Academy did today: Wow, what an INCREDIBLE first week of classes! The students are holding conversations, cracking jokes, and finding any and every way to apply their new language skills. Today, the kids attended both language and cultural immersion lessons, played sports/attended clubs in the afternoon, and got excited for the weekend!

Salud, Ça va, and Settling in at SMC!

Language: FrenchLocation: Saint Michael’s College

What the French Academy did today: Today, students took a crash course in introductory French and refreshed on what they knew from classes back home. At lunch, the kids could be seen testing out new vocabulary over a yummy lunch of lasagna, garlic bread, and assorted vegetables! A few were even singing songs that they learned during Karaoke time with RA Delaney last night!

Bonjour from the French Academy!

Language: FrenchLocation: Saint Michael’s College

What the French Academy did today: During a hearty breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, and pancakes students got to know each other and practiced their French skills! Then, they set out for STAMP Testing -- the exam that determines their academic placement within the academy. After a short break, students attended orientation sessions to learn about major rules and expectations, as well as tips for maximizing their learning here at MIL.

Maximizing Learning - from the Academic Directors

As part of the Student Orientation on Monday, the Directors of Academics, Clara Hoellerbauer and Theresa Bruns, worked with Academy students on understanding the differences between traditional language classrooms in schools and how we may approach things differently here at the Summer academy. The presentation informed the students of the program’s pedagogy and how the concepts of grammar and vocabulary are taught at the Academy, as well as how class levels and mastery may be unique here.

Welcome to SMC - A Message from the Academic Directors

Greetings from the Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academies at St. Michael’s College! We are Clara Hoellerbauer and Theresa Bruns, the Directors of Academics, at the Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academies. Clara will work with the academic staff of the Arabic, Chinese and German academies, and Theresa will support the French and Spanish academies in the same way.

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