Please note that the Middlebury Institute is closing campus and shifting all programs to online platforms through May 15. However, we will be continuing to work on setting up programs with the hope that they will occur in person in the summer. You can read our current updated policy around our COVID-19 response at this website: https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/covid19
The Custom Language Services group provides language and intercultural training for government organizations, global business, and individuals across multiple industries and sectors in a wide range of languages.
CLS offers language and cross-cultural training, program development, and curriculum design customized specifically to meet your language and intercultural training needs.
We focus on applying practical skills through the use of authentic materials and real-world interactions. Our level of customization, our field-specific approach, and our language-teaching and program-design experience help our clients succeed with tangible results. Programs can be conducted onsite at your location or at our campus in Monterey, California.
Programs for Large Groups and Organizations
We design and deliver language and intercultural communication training programs tailored to government and international organizations and private companies. Pricing depends on the level of customization and the nature of the program being designed. Services can include one or more of the following:
- Needs assessment and/or program evaluation
- Curriculum design and development
- Materials development
- Program implementation
- Instruction and teacher training
- Post-program follow-up and support
Programs for Individuals and Small Groups
We provide individual and small-group custom language programming throughout the year accommodating a variety of course lengths and schedules (minimum 60 hours). We match your needs to highly qualified instructors who work with you and our academic coordinator to design your program. Classes can be scheduled during the workday, in the evening, and on weekends.
As part of our program design services, we offer consultation to companies and organizations interested in developing or evaluating in-house language and cross-cultural training programs. Contact Alicia Brent for more information about our consulting services.
Online and Hybrid Options
We also design and deliver online language instruction. These programs can be one-on-one or small-group instruction in either a hybrid of online and face-to-face sessions, or completely online. Contact us for more information.
Clients and Partners
Chevron Global-Upstream and Gas
East European Mission Network
Trading Organics USA (Sunopta)
Taylor Farms California
Steinbeck Country Produce
China Silicon Valley Association
Eagle Ottawa LLC
Palomarin Consulting Group LLC
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Air Force
Various Ministries of Foreign Affairs