Live a Language
Learning a language is a window to the world and the key to living, participating and competing in a global society. Middlebury Interactive offers students a summer of cultural and linguistic exploration—participants make a remarkable transformation and become true global citizens. The Residential and Day Academies were developed for middle and high school students, from beginners to advanced learners. The Academy is based on Middlebury College's long-standing tradition of immersive education, the gold standard in language learning for almost a century. Participants take the Middlebury Language Pledge which inspires them to communicate in their target language at all times. Language instructors are trained extensively on the Middlebury immersion method and support individual learning styles. The Academy is a unique and enriching life experience that prepares students for a globally connected 21st Century.
4-Week Residential Academy
Middlebury Interactive offers immersion courses 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 the language of their choice. The age-appropriate curriculum of the 4-week Residential Academy is based on Middlebury’s longstanding tradition of immersion education. Visit site
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 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. Visit site