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

In the Chinese School, we choose our faculty from among the most dedicated, hardworking professionals in academia and select our students from a pool of highly qualified, highly motivated learners.

As a student in the Chinese School, you’ll meet with your teachers for four hours of daily classroom learning, as well as individual review sessions and drop-in evening office hours. Between times, you'll join them in organized cocurricular activities—including tai chi, hiking, theater, calligraphy, cooking, and Majiang—each designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.

Whether in class, at poetry club, 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