Michael Geisler, vice president for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and graduate programs at Middlebury College, responds to Larry Summer's essay in the New York Times, "What You Really Need to Know."
Michael Geisler explains how language trends change as world events unfold and why language skills are valuable when competing in the global job market.
Middlebury's agreement with Vermont Law School guarantees admission for qualified students who have graduated from Middlebury or completed a graduate degree from one of Middlebury's programs (MIIS, Language Schools, or Bread Loaf).
Jessica Beinecke, a 2007 graduate of the Chinese Language School and School in China, has an on-line program that teaches American slang to Chinese students.
In October, the School in Italy celebrated the 50th anniversary of the program.