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French is the official language of more than 30 countries worldwide. It is an important diplomatic language and an official language of such organizations as the Olympics and the United Nations. There are over 75 million native speakers and many more who speak French as a second language. In fact, French is the second most commonly taught language in the world after English.
Middlebury Interactive offers a comprehensive portfolio of French courses with both online and brick-and-mortar components. The offerings provide varying levels of immersion methodology to accommodate different world language objectives and learning styles. Courses are designed with the goal of language proficiency and aligned with national standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
French Courses and Levels
Students focus on the four key areas of world-language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The extensive use of authentic video, audio, images and texts allows for a contextualized and interactive experience with the vocabulary and linguistic structures. Courses actively engage students in completing a variety of activities, practices, tasks and assessments. Cultural information relevant to francophone countries and communities and robust cross-cultural reflections are infused throughout the materials from beginning to end.
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French 4-Week Residential Academy
Middlebury Interactive offers French immersion in the summer for students in grades 8-12 on three liberal arts college campuses across the nation. Students take part in small classes, creative projects, sports and live performances—all in French. The age-appropriate curriculum of the French Academy is based on Middlebury’s longstanding tradition of immersion education. Visit Site
French 2-Week Summer Day Academy
Middlebury Interactive’s Summer Day Academies take place in a private school setting and offer a unique opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to acquire authentic French language skills. Drawing upon Middlebury’s immersion pedagogy, the Academies are designed for students seeking to accelerate language learning and explore new cultures. The program provides individualized, interactive and project-based curriculum—all in French. Visit Site
Individual Courses in French
As part of the Middlebury Interactive family of companies, powerspeaK¹² offers a versatile and dynamic approach to language learning. It helps students develop communicative competence in the target language while building a strong foundation in correct grammar and vocabulary usage. Visit Site