For Amanda Gilbride, there was no better preparation to teach high school Chinese than attending two of the world’s premier language programs.
SILP 2021 UPDATE: Due to uncertainty related to COVID-19 we have decided to suspend SILP for the summer of 2021. We encourage you to attend our sister program in Vermont. The Middlebury Language Schools, located in Vermont, offers 12 languages for complete beginner to advanced level. Please apply directly to the Middlebury Language Schools. To apply, log on to the online application and select Middlebury Language Schools–Language Pledge®.
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Language Learning for the Real World
For more than 60 years, the Summer Intensive Language Program has helped students make significant strides in their language skills in just eight weeks. The program is designed for motivated students who want to benefit from Middlebury’s high level of instruction and improve their fluency and cultural understanding in a specific language for both personal and professional goals.
Small classes (average eight students)
Four and a half hours of class each day from 9:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
Equivalent to one year of university-level language class (8+ units).
In-language cocurricular activities, such as cultural events and guest lectures
Understanding of cultural, social, and historical contexts of language use
Curricular focus on current world events and materials
Individual projects to develop fluency in particular fields of interest
Designed for both professional and academic goals
We offer classes from the complete beginner to the high intermediate levels in all five of our languages. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate advanced-level learners at this time. Select your language of interest for more detailed course information.
Staff and Faculty
Our language teaching specialists and administrators support you from application through end-of-program commencement.
Below are estimated costs for the 2020 session. Some outside scholarship funds are available. Please note that classes in any language at any level may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In the case of cancellation, applicants will be notified no later than May 11, but we will do our best to keep you updated on any potential cancellations before that time.
|Housing and Food||$3,540*|
|Books and Supplies||$150|
*The range for housing and food is an estimate for the cost of renting a room in an apartment or house, renting a studio, or one-bedroom. Utilities and other housing expenses may not be included.
**All students attending the Institute are required to show proof of health insurance.
Visit: 419 Pacific St. Suite 103. Monterey, CA
The Middlebury Institute welcomed 129 students to Monterey for this year’s Summer Intensive Language Program.
| by Jason Warburg
Nearly 50 community leaders gathered to learn more about the Middlebury Institute’s impact both globally and locally at the inaugural “Institute Impact” event on January 30.