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Review the application checklist and deadlines so you’ll know what to expect before you apply. Dates and fees differ by language, so see your language for details. Previous attendees and Middlebury undergraduate students should review additional instructions.

Online Application

Log on to the online application, select Middlebury Language Schools–Language Pledge®, and then select Start Application to begin. Next you’ll select Summer Language Immersion: Beginner Thru Advanced Levels.

$75 Application Fee

Pay the nonrefundable fee by credit card online at the time of application.

Official Transcript(s)

Please provide official transcripts, either sealed in an envelope or emailed from your registrar. We require an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, whether or not you studied a foreign language. If you are a first-term college student, submit an official transcript from your high school as well as a registration report of the courses that you are taking now. Transcripts are not required for Classical Hebrew or Hebrew for Lifelong Learners.

Email or mail your transcripts to your specific language school.

Arabic: arabicschool@middlebury.edu
Chinese: chineseschool@middlebury.edu
French: frenchschool@middlebury.edu
German: germanschool@middlebury.edu
Hebrew: schoolofhebrew@middlebury.edu
Italian: italianschool@middlebury.edu
Japanese: japaneseschool@middlebury.edu
Korean: schoolofkorean@middlebury.edu
Portuguese: portugueseschool@middlebury.edu
Russian: schoolofrussian@middlebury.edu
Spanish: spanishschool@middlebury.edu

Language Schools (specify your school)
Middlebury College
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

Recommendation Letter

Submit a recommendation through the online application. Once you enter your recommender's name and email, they will receive an email from Language Schools Admissions containing a link to the form. Remind your recommenders to check their spam folders.

Letters contained in official college placement files are acceptable, provided that they are no more than two years old. The following recommenders are listed in order of preference:

  • Language instructor with whom you have studied the target language (from the past two years)
  • Recent instructor with whom you have studied other languages or disciplines
  • Work supervisor or colleague from professional or volunteer work

Additional Information

Answers should be written in English.

  1. What is your formal and informal experience with the language, including study, work, travel or residence abroad? (Please write at least 200 words. Your answer may be shorter based on your background in the language.)
  2. Please share your reasons for wanting to study the language you have chosen. (Please write at least 200 words.)

Language Levels

Most language levels are identified by a number that roughly corresponds to the level of study per year of college-level instruction, with some exceptions by language. 

You should estimate your level on your application simply to give us an idea of where you think you are likely to place. You can review the information concerning levels in the curriculum information for your language of interest and this may help you determine the level most appropriate for you. If you are a complete beginner with no knowledge of the language, you should choose “level 1” on your application.

If you test into a higher or lower level based on our placement process, we will make adjustments during the first week of your session.

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