The Portuguese School: A Unique Immersion Program

The Middlebury Portuguese School is a 7-week summer immersion course in Portuguese. Students read, write, listen, and speak Portuguese 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The School is open to all levels of students who want to learn Portuguese--from beginners to advanced levels--and students are current undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and life-long learners from all over the world.

Students in the Portuguese School will make rapid gains in speaking Portuguese, earning a full year's worth of college credit in just seven weeks. Some students gain even more proficiency. 

Why do the Middlebury Language Schools work?

If you were to choose one thing that sets us apart, it would be the dedication of students and faculty to making great strides in language learning, embodied by the Middlebury Language Pledge. You don't merely learn the Portuguese language, you learn about literature, history, politics, art, film, music, food, and dance, because we don't separate language and culture.

Where is the Portuguese School located?

Starting in Summer 2020, the Portuguese School will be located at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont along with the Arabic School and Italian School.