The Language Schools Mission Statement

The mission of the Language Schools is to provide excellent instruction in language, literature, linguistics, and culture each summer in a controlled intensive immersion environment that offers students unlimited opportunities to use the target language with native and near-native language professionals, and with each other. The curriculum is supported by an extensive cocurricular program to enhance classroom learning. Our pedagogical approach is competency-based; we employ first-rate instructors from around the world, select from the best materials and methods available, and make use of innovative technology where appropriate. We are dedicated to the premise that without real competency in language there can be little true cultural understanding, and, that to be truly effective, language teaching must provide meaningful insight and access into other cultures.