Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Mini Monterey Model and recent Immersive Modules like the 2012 Beijing Nonproliferation Immersive Module and the 2013 Cross-Strait Immersion Model have been great successes!

Art of Sunzi Roleplay

The Chinese Language Studies Program

Immersive Modules

Learn more about trips our students take to put their Language Skills into action!

Mini Monterey Model

Learn more about our students running a mock-conference in Chinese!

Sample Courses in Chinese Studies

Business Conversation
CS 315

Introduces business terminology commonly used in daily situations. Emphasis on oral proficiency and polite business conversation within the cultural context.

Journalistic Chinese
CS 360

Modern Chinese newspaper headlines and news items. Emphasizes comprehension and vocabulary development of special terms and current expressions used in the news. Uses traditional and simplified character texts.

Thought and Society
Explores the development of Chinese intellectual thought in the 20th century and its impact on modern Chinese society. Emphasizes understanding and presenting abstract topics.
Topics on China’s Political, Economic, and Social Development
CS 491

A study of China's political and economic development since 1949, particularly during the reforms period. Examines political and economic structures and policies.

Faculty of Chinese Studies

McCone Building 107

Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging