Spanish students use a board game to learn the language.

In rapidly developing countries in South and Central America, Spanish plays a key role in politics, economics, academics, and everyday life.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Summer Intensive Language Program must cancel its on-campus program for Summer 2020. Admitted students have been contacted via email with options regarding deferring, withdrawing, or transferring their admission. Our sister program in Vermont is accepting applications for alternative online programsIf you are a prospective graduate student, the Middlebury Institute Office of Admissions will be in contact with you directly regarding your language plan.

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In the United States alone, Spanish speakers make up more than 14 percent of the population.

The Spanish Summer Intensive Language Program helps you become a confident Spanish speaker, fully able to work in bilingual education in California or New York, work with the State Department in Mexico City, help small business owners high above the Peruvian Andes, or study the Moorish-influenced art of the Iberian Peninsula.

Program Highlights

  • Strengthen structural skills and vocabulary.

  • Integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

  • Incorporate authentic primary sources and materials from all over the Hispanic world.

  • Learn to navigate both professional and academic settings.

  • Participate in cocurricular activities such as guided tours in Spanish of Monterey, one of the first Spanish settlements in California; interactions with Spanish speakers at the local farmers’ market; Spanish conversation club; weekly salsa dancing classes; and film screenings.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Spanish Summer Intensive Language Program offers courses for the complete beginners to high intermediate learners. See the student learning outcomes for each level.     

Next Steps

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