Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
What language skills does a 300-level course entail?

When students start a 300-level course, they should be able to:

  • Converse with ease and confidence when dealing with most routine tasks and social situations.
  • Successfully handle uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information.
  • Sustain understanding over longer stretches of time.
  • Read simple connected texts dealing with basic personal and social needs, consistently and with full understanding.
  • Extract main ideas and information from texts.
  • Take notes in detail on familiar topics.
  • Respond in writing to personal questions.
  • Write simple letters, brief synopses and summaries of biographical data, work and school experience.
  • Show emerging ability to describe and narrate in paragraphs.