Immersion Stress

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

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.

Stress Reduction Techniques

Progressive Relaxation:

Progressive relaxation of your muscles reduces heart rate and blood pressure, as well as slowing respiration rates. Deep muscle relaxation can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. The body responds to anxiety-producing thoughts and events with muscle tension, which in turn increases anxiety. Muscle relaxation reduces tension and is incompatible with anxiety. The Benson Relaxation technique involves tensing individual muscle groups for several seconds and releasing the tension - allowing the muscles to gradually relax.

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Lecture: "You Must Pay the Sandman: Impacts of Sleep Deprivation on Health and Performance and What You Can Do About It"

by Dr. Hrayr Attarian, MD
Monday, April 14, 2008
4:30 p.m.
216 McCardell Bicentennial Hall

College Convocation Series:  Dr. Robert Sapolsky

"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease, and Coping"

Thursday, April 10, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Mead Chapel