“In signing this Language Pledge®, I agree to use [Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Arabic] as my only language of communication while attending The Academy.”
The Academy’s Language Pledge® requires students, faculty and residential advisors to communicate in their target language at all times during the summer of immersive language study. This commitment to staying in language makes for a comfortable and supportive environment for everyone, where students have fun and also learn from making mistakes through living in language.
Modeled after Middlebury College's Language Schools' "No English Spoken Here" policy, the Pledge is an excellent way for students to accelerate their language skills, on average, by one full language level in four weeks.
Combined with the rigorous curriculum and cultural activities, the Language Pledge® drives the Academy’s immersion setting which formalizes our dedication to effective language practice for absolute beginners to advanced learners.