Language Schools Photos Through the Years

Students in the 1950's learn German in the summer.

Celebrating 100 Years of Language

Spend a few minutes watching a brief history of the Language Schools in this short video.

Folk Dancing in the German School

Considered the forerunner of all the Middlebury Language Schools in 1915, the German School established its home in Bristol, Vermont and flourished under the direction of the dynamic Ernst Feise throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The seven-week program strove for students to “live and work in an atmosphere as distinctly German as if they were traveling in Germany.” Integral to that goal was learning to perform dances native to German culture, wearing native German dress.

Filmed on a 16mm camera.