The Language Schools welcomes students of all language levels, from age 18 to 80+, who show the potential and desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment.

The application will open Nov. 1 for Summer 2025.

Levels and courses offered will be based on meeting course enrollments. Enrollment is capped to ensure high quality instruction. Please apply early to secure a spot. Should it become necessary to cancel a course/program or cap the enrollment, we will notify students and refund the deposit.

Immersion Programs

Our immersion programs enroll a diverse mix of undergraduates and graduate students as well as professionals ranging from beginner to advanced. We recommend that students have completed at least one year of college.

You may only enroll in courses at one Language School at a time, although you are welcome to apply to more than one school. In that case, you will only have to submit one complete set of official transcripts; however, you must pay separate application fees and provide separate recommendations. Admission is for one summer and cannot be deferred.

See your application instructions for our immersion programs.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate degrees are for students who have already acquired graduate-level proficiency in their language. The GRE is not required.

Applicants have generally studied their language for four years or longer, unless they are native speakers. Applicants must hold a BA or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and must have completed coursework equivalent to a major in the target language or be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of linguistic proficiency. Applicants who will not hold a BA, or who plan to attend for one summer only for professional development, should select the 6-week nondegree program.

All graduate students must successfully complete an initial six-week graduate summer session on the Vermont campus before establishing their candidacy for the MA degree. The MA degree requires successful completion of 12 course units. Middlebury awards one unit of graduate credit (equivalent to three semester hours) for each graduate course. The normal course load is 3 course units per summer.

See application instructions for our graduate programs.