Chinese School Activities

The Chinese school not only provides many social opportunities like parties, bonfires, and informal get-togethers and conversational lunch tables to relax and unwind, but also arranges extra-curricular activities that you are encouraged to attend in your down time. Currently, we offer:

Calligraphy: Learn to write beautifully with ink and brush, and teach you to reflect calligraphy in your day to day life.

Cooking: Some of our teachers are certified chefs. They introduce you to regional cuisine from mainland China.

Mahjong/Chinese Chess: Learn the games that you will need to know when you go abroad!

Tai-chi: In Tai-chi class, you will learn the 24-step yang style form that is practiced in China’s parks every morning.

Popular Songs: Learn to sing the songs that are being listened to all over China.

Poetry: In Poetry class, you will explore poetry by not only learning some classical and contemporary pieces, but learning the methods of recitation.

Kung-Fu: You will leave kung-fu class with basic self-defense skills, a glance into the cerebral nature of Chinese martial arts, and a complete northern-shaolin Long-Fist form.

Volleyball: Compete against the other language schools with your team in a Middlebury tournament that lasts the entire summer.

Soccer: We will have a series of friendly matches with the other language schools throughout the summer.

Art of Tea: Learn to serve and drink tea with traditional Chinese tea sets and drink wonderful Chinese teas.

Radio: Host the Chinese language radio show for the whole school to listen to. You will interview students and teachers, play music, and discuss current events and issues.


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