In every classroom, two factors play a critical role: the dedication of the teachers and the motivation of the students.

Chinese School faculty are chosen from among the most dedicated, hardworking professionals in academia. Students are selected from a pool of highly qualified and motivated learners.

As a student in the Chinese School, you will meet with your teachers for about four hours each day - for morning classroom lecture, small group drill sessions, and individual one-on-one practice. Teachers in each level are available during evening office hours to assist you throughout the session. Additionally, Chinese School faculty lead co-curricular activities, such as tai chi, hiking, calligraphy, cooking, and singing, each designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.

Whether in class, on the field, in the dining hall, or just chatting with friends, you'll be living the language for eight intensive weeks. When you leave campus at summer’s end, you’ll say goodbye to friends you're likely to meet again later—as professional colleagues in the Chinese-speaking world.

Welcome to the Chinese School!


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The Chinese School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5520
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Chinese School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Mimi Clark, Coordinator