Middlebury College Language Schools
Through its Language Pledge, Middlebury has created a unique linguistic environment, one that provides students with unlimited opportunities to speak their target language. Students in Middlebury's summer Language Schools come from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds and use their target language -- Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish—exclusively in classes, dining halls, dormitories, and co-curricular activities.
Middlebury's summer programs are the international standard for excellence in language instruction. Most students gain a year or more of college-level language learning in one intensive summer session. Six of our summer schools— Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish—also offer graduate programs, six weeks in length, leading to the Master of Arts or to Middlebury's unique Doctor of Modern Languages. Middlebury now also offers a Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies that combines a primary and secondary language (French, Italian, and Spanish). A summer at Middlebury can also prepare students for study abroad by improving language skills, deepening cultural understanding, and strengthening confidence and learning strategies.