UPDATE: Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the summer session of the Intensive English Program (ESL) has been cancelled. We hope that we will be able to resume ESL classes in fall of 2020 (September 10 to November 13, 2020). The application deadline is July 24, 2020. The Middlebury Institute continues to monitor the global pandemic and will provide updates on fall plans on June 15, 2020.
Apply below for fall 2020 session
Start Your Application
Please begin by visiting our online application* and selecting your language.
After you have submitted your application, you may be contacted by the ESL director for a short interview through Skype.
Please note: We do not offer a low beginner level in the ESL program. We expect that students have studied English previously so that they know the alphabet and basic vocabulary, can read and write basic sentences, and can have simple conversations.
Within two days of your interview or five days of your application submission, you will receive your official decision by email.
*If you wish, you may request a paper application.