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Acquire specific skills, knowledge, and experience applicable to an individual career path with our one-year MA in Applied Languages.

Students spend a 6-week summer in Middlebury at the School of French followed by an Academic Year in Paris where they complete a hands-on internship combined with academic coursework in traditional subjects, interdisciplinary areas, and preprofessional disciplines. See an overview of our requirements. Students choose a specialization.

Specializations

Language Teaching

  • At least five credit units in the fields of Didactique des langues and Linguistique
  • Required language and/or methodology courses during the initial summer, depending on the results of placement testing and area of specialization
  • An internship awarding one unit of credit
  • An independent research paper in the field of specialization awarding one unit of credit

Migration and Development

  • At least five credit units in the field of migration or development
  • Required language and/or methodology courses during the initial summer, depending on the results of placement testing and area of specialization
  • An internship awarding one unit of credit
  • An independent research paper in the field of specialization awarding one unit of credit

Cultural Heritage and Tourism Studies

  • At least five credit units in the field of tourism, heritage and museum studies, and French culture
  • Required language and/or methodology courses during the initial summer, depending on the results of placement testing and area of specialization
  • An internship awarding one unit of credit
  • An independent research paper in the field of specialization awarding one unit of credit

Internships

Students will complete an academically directed internship (a minimum of 130 hours) in their area of specialization. The internship enhances and strengthens foreign language skills, deepens social immersion in a foreign culture, and students gain in-depth experience within a foreign work environment specific to the chosen field which may lead to future career opportunities.

Internships will depend on the supervisors’ needs for the semester and the students’ skill set. Examples of internship placements may include NGOs, museums, galleries, and local schools.