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Found in Translation

The Language School Classes of 2012 received their master's and doctoral diplomas amidst a flurry of multilingual cheers. Read about the ceremony here.

Diplomatically Phrased

John R. Beyrle, the ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation from 2008 to 2012 (and attendee of Middlebury's School of Russian in 1975), delivered the commencement address marking the end of the Middlebury Language Schools’ 98th summer session. In addition, Middlebury College presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Ambassador Beyrle. Read Ambassador Beyrle's remarks here.

 
Celebration, Italian-Style

Congratulazioni! The Italian School commemorates its 80th anniversary by awarding film director Vittorio Taviani an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. Hear and read what he has to say about his trip to Vermont, his movies, and the possibility of Utopia.

 
Confounding Expectations

Distinguished alumni in careers from news media to international finance urged listeners to make the most of their language education—and explained how to go about it at the annual Language Schools career panel. Read their stories.

Go for the Gold

As the Olympics reached a fever pitch in London, the Middlebury Language Schools also reveled in a vibrant mix of sports and activities. Get on the sidelines and cheer on your team—in your target language, of course! Watch the video at Middlebury Magazine online.

Vice President for Language Schools Responds to Larry Summers' Article 

Michael Geisler, vice president for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and graduate programs at Middlebury College, responded to former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Harvard University President Larry Summers' essay in the New York Times, "What You (Really) Need to Know." Read Geisler's article here. Geisler also spoke about the value of learning a foreign language with fellow Language Schools faculty and staff on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition.

By the Numbers

How do you measure the impact of learning a new language? We've given it a shot with these fun facts about the Language Schools.

Where in the World Have You Been?

Just because you're allowed to speak English again doesn't mean you should lose touch. Click here to update your information and stay connected to our alumni and career networks on Middlebury Online.