Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs


Academic Year at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

A graduate school of Middlebury College, the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is dedicated to preparing professionals for work in fields ranging from diplomacy and science to business, environmental research, and teaching. Its faculty includes some of the foremost instructors of second-language acquisition, pedagogy, and applied linguistics.

The affiliation with MIIS provides you with an additional route to earning your MA in Chinese—by completing an academic year on the Monterey campus, between your initial and final summers on the Middlebury campus. With this option, you can earn your MA in Chinese in just over one full year.

During the year at Monterey, the students will be enrolled in 18-20 credits of coursework. (Students on international student visas and Yellow Ribbon veterans will enroll in 24 units, 12 each semester, to meet requirements of their programs of study.) Typically, the coursework will consist of courses in language pedagogy, curriculum development, language assessment, language analysis, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition.

Program participants will gain the skills and expertise to become flexible and innovative educators, able to effectively respond to learners’ needs, cultural differences and language program requirements.

Although classes are primarily conducted in English, students design language lessons, develop curricula, and create assessment tools in Chinese.

A 50% tuition scholarship at Monterey is offered to students participating in the Monterey option. Please contact Carol Johnson, Enrollment Manager at Monterey, for details:  cgjohnson@miis.edu.