The Spanish House

Perkins House is located on Hillcrest Rd. behind the tennis courts and next to the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. There are ten singles that house nine students plus a Teaching Assistant. This year’s T.A. is Paula Jimenez Saenz from Spain. Students pledge to speak only Spanish in the house, and host a number of activities and gatherings. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to apply here. Application deadline is February 15.


The Portuguese House

The Portuguese House has room for four students and a Teaching Assistant. This year’s T.A. is Fabiola Stein from Brasíl. Residents pledge to only speak Portuguese in the house. The Portuguese House hosts numerous activities throughout the year, including screenings, cafezinhos, presentations, dinners, and parties. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to apply by contacting Mario Higa,


Each semester we hire student tutors who work through the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research. Please contact CTLR at ext. 3131 or visit their web page FLT program for more information about the tutoring program. If you would like to be considered for a tutor position, please fill out the Tutor Form in the Resources section in the left menu of our page.


Language Tables

We have language tables available every weekday lunch throughout the academic year. This provides a comfortable atmosphere to carry on informal conversation with students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed environment. Both the Portuguese & Spanish tables are held in Redfield Proctor.  Students register to attend language tables online at go/lt.  Click here for detailed instructions.

Fall 2019 Language Table Calendar

Doors Open at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, September 16: Tables begin.

Friday October 18: No tables; midterm recess begins.

Wednesday, September 23: Tables resume.

Friday, November 22: Last tables before Thanksgiving break.

Week of November 25: No tables; Thanksgiving break. 

Monday, December 2: Tables resume.

Thursday, December 5: Last tables for fall semester.

Alianza Latinoamericana y Caribeña

The mission of this student organization is to learn more about Latino cultures and to share that knowledge with the Middlebury College community through such events as lectures, panels, films, and social activities, and to offer students of Latin American background social support, especially to new students who may need help in adapting to Middlebury. Membership is open to all members of the Middlebury College community.

Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies

Warner Hall
303 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753