LiM host teachers have included social studies teachers, English teachers, music teachers, history teachers, language acquisition teachers, and physical education teachers, among others.

If you are an Addison County teacher interested in becoming a host teacher for LiM, please email Kristen Mullins at

Kristen will ask for your course schedule, upcoming curricular topics, and what type of presentation might be a good fit for your classroom. You will then be matched with a Middlebury College student whose interests and experience align with your objectives.

Once matched, you and the student presenter will agree on a date and time for the class visit. LiM staff will work with student presenters to fine tune their presentations and ensure they have transportation to and from your school.

Supporting Successful Presentations

Host teachers can support successful presentations by preparing their students. This could include the following:

  • Sharing the topic in advance
  • Brainstorming relevant questions prior to the presentation
  • Assigning reflection questions in advance to serve as writing prompts once the presentation is over.

It is important that host teachers remain in the classroom during presentations. Presenters receive training and support from Language in Motion staff to help them develop relevant and engaging materials, but they are not prepared to take full responsibility for classroom management.