Learn to communicate with confidence in English. Apply now to our intensive in-person English program.

Communicate with Confidence in English

Students from around the world come to beautiful Monterey to improve their English in small classes with expert faculty.

My name is Rogers Walker and I am the Associate Director of the Intensive English Program here at Middlebury Institute. Here at Middlebury Institute our program is very different from a lot of other programs out there. We are nonprofit academic focused program. So our interest is serving you as a student.

Our primary concern is making sure that you progress in your English language skills, and you make it to the end of the program, and reach your academic goals. The students who come to our ESL program are very diverse, it’s one of the strengths of our program. We got students who come from countries all over the world.

And any classroom in our program is going to have students from many different language groups. So students will be encouraged to speak English all the time.

My weakness is giving a presentation and when I was in Korea, there was not enough time to practice.

Here at Middlebury Institute, we take learning beyond the walls of the classroom. It’s very important for students to spend time outside of the class using English. And one of the primary ways that we do that is we have an activities coordinator who spends a lot of time planning activities for students. Opportunities for students to go to different events here in the community and use English, and interact with people in the community using their new language skills.

And what did we learn about independent speaking in terms of the organization of our response? When we give a perfect TOEFL response, what comes first?

Answer. You will be prepared for a variety of skills like reading, speaking, writing, and listening.

We have very small class sizes so you’ll receive a lot of one-on-one instruction and attention from your teacher. We also have highly qualified instructors who all have master’s degrees and teaching English as a language. These teachers have many years of experience and are very innovative, so they’re able to create activities and lessons that are engaging and enjoyable for the students.

And you’re going to write down which hashtag from your list you think is the one I blocked out, and you’re gonna put it there.

With the skills that you learn here at Middlebury Institute, you can take those skills and go anywhere and realize any of your dreams in life.

I’m a mechanical engineering student from Brazil. So speaking English is very important for engineers and that’s why I wanted to be friendly in English and I think it’s really important for my profession. If you want to improve your English and have a great experience in your life living in California is amazing. And go to a school that really address your needs. You’ll be happy here because Middlebury Institute of International education is a great school, and I’m really happy to be a student here.

If you’re looking for a supportive environment with excellent teachers and a beautiful place to study English, this is the place for you.

Prepare to succeed in university and your career with one of the best English language programs in the United States.

Learn authentic, natural English in our Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Our beautiful location in Monterey, California, is an ideal English learning environment. You will be taught by expert faculty in small classes with students from around the world.


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Classes: Improve Your English Language Skills

Improve your English skills for school, work, or daily conversation.

  • Learn real-world English taught using authentic English content.
  • Read, watch, and listen to current world topics so that you can communicate naturally.
  • Practice writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking, TOEFL preparation, and more.
  • Individual attention means your skills will advance quickly. 
  • Attend class 21–23 hours per week.
  • Have time to make friends and explore American culture.
  • Receive lots of personal support.
  • We are accredited by CEA.

Enjoy Monterey

Students come from around the world to learn English in Monterey. You will make friends as you enjoy this beautiful California community together.

You can join clubs with students in our other programs who are fluent in English. They will help you practice as you enjoy life in Monterey together.  

Monterey is small and safe with lots to do. San Francisco is only two hours away by car.

The Beauty of Monterey

How to Apply

You do not need to take TOEFL to apply. The spring 2022 application is live.

Learn how to apply.

Program Dates

  • Spring Session A 2022: January 31–March 25
  • Spring Session B 2022: March 28–May 20
  • Summer 2022: June 27–August 19
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Prepare for College or University

If you are learning English so that you can study at a college or university in the United States, we can help you apply or transfer. We have partnerships with several schools in California:

Conditional Admission

Are you interested in getting a degree but you need to improve your English to be admitted? You may receive conditional admission at some of our partner schools and then take our classes to meet your English level requirements and receive full admission. Learn more about conditional admission.

Tuition and Fees

Our tuition and fees for 2021 are available below:

  • 8-week session: $3,500
  • 16-week session: $5,800
  • Part-time tuition: $375/credit

Learn more about the total cost of the program, including housing and food, health insurance, books, etc.

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