Academic Program

The School of Spanish is a summer home for some of the most talented teachers, scholars, and artists in the Spanish-speaking world. As a student, you will benefit from a rigorous classroom environment, as well as individual attention from your teachers. You will also join them in a wide array of co-curricular activities. Whether you are discussing Spanish culture over coffee, cooking paella in the kitchen, or preparing a theatrical performance, the Language Pledge-a promise to read, write, listen, and speak in only the language of study-will ensure that every moment of the day, great or small, is an opportunity for you to practice and improve your language skills.

This powerful combination of classroom study and co-curricular activities has made the School of Spanish one of the world's premier language programs. Whether you're pursuing an advanced degree, getting ready for travel abroad, preparing to teach in the classroom, or advancing your business career, the total immersion environment of the School will help you achieve your language goals.

All levels, from beginning to advanced, emphasize both the development of language skills and the understanding of Hispanic culture.  The cultures and language variations of Spain, Mexico and throughout Latin America are represented in our linguistically and geographically diverse faculty.

Daily activities normally include four hours of classroom instruction plus three to five hours of homework. Each level has an integrated program and students must take all parts for a total of three undergraduate units which is equal to nine credit hours at other universities and colleges.

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School of Spanish
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Spanish
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539