The Language Schools are renowned for their excellence in producing high levels of language acquisition. The experience of language immersion, combined with the Language Pledge, open opportunities for students to communicate in their target language and deepen their cultural understanding. Here are some important points to remember as you enter the program:
Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, and Bread Loaf Writers Program: Welcome to Middlebury and to Parton!
Parton offers a variety of health and counseling services to students participating in our Vermont campus summer programs.
We also offer limited health services to summer faculty and staff coming from outside Vermont (counseling for faculty and staff is available in the local community, but not on campus).
Details on specific services offered during the summer can be found at the links below:
The Chinese House
Consulting Us About a Distressed Student
Middlebury's Language Schools are renowned for their excellence in producing high levels of language acquisition. The experience of language immersion, combined with the Language Pledge, (a formal commitment required of all students to speak, listen, read, and write in their language of study as the only means of communication for the summer session), open opportunities for students to communicate in their target language and deepen their cultural understanding.
The Center is committed to supporting students who are non-native speakers of English. Peer tutors are given training and resources for working with these students. In addition, the Center’s ESL specialist, Shawna Shapiro, offers courses, workshops, and faculty development opportunities.
Rifkin on Language
Who am I? How should we live?
What can we know? What can I hope for?
The study of classics at Middlebury provides you both with intellectual skills that are useful in any career, and with the experience of ideas that will enrich your thinking about life and the world around you.