Middlebury Language Schools


LS News & Events


As is the tradition every summer, we have taken the liberty of listing for you what the Language Schools Directors and Vice President consider to be some of the special highlights of the session.


This month marks the beginning of the Middlebury Language Schools' summer sessions, known internationally for their intensive immersion approach to the teaching of language and culture.


Beginning Saturday, June 13, and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 8, the Middlebury Language Schools International Film Festival will feature a major film in each of the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Russian.


Founded in 1959, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School Abroad in Mainz, Germany, began a kind of programming that other schools abroad had yet to practice.


A member of the Middlebury French School faculty, Tierno Monénembo, has won France's 2008 Prix Renaudot literary prize for writing the best novel of the year.


Vivian Schiller, who earned her master's degree from the Middlebury College Russian School in 1985, has been named president and chief executive officer of National Public Radio, effective January 5, 2009.


The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Middlebury College affiliate, recently jumped into the raucous debate over a Ladies Professional Golf Association proposal to require golfers to be proficient in English or face fines and suspensions.


International educator tells students their skills are critical for understanding the world


Commencement Address
15 August 2008


Songs, activities, and vocabulary lessons make Italian come alive for young language-learners

January 6, 2015

Fred McConnell attended the Arabic School in 2012 and writes about his experience in the Guardian.