Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

CLS designs and delivers language and cross-cultural communication training programs for individuals and organizations across multiple industries and sectors:

Delegate Class

Government &
International Orgs

Multinational Corporations

Global Companies

Student and Instructor

Individuals & Small Groups


Our Services

Custom Language Services offers on-site and off-site language and cross-cultural training, curriculum design, and “in-house” program development. We work with individuals and organizations to identify specific language and intercultural training needs, and design programs that align with personal and professional goals.

At CLS, we focus on the application of practical skills through the use of authentic materials and real-world simulations. Our level of customization, our field-specific approach, and our language-teaching and program-design experience are the reasons CLS clients are so successful in reaching their language goals. Read more about CLS, what we do, and how we do it.

As part of our program design services, we offer consultation to companies and organizations interested in developing or evaluating in-house language and cross-cultural training programs. Contact Alicia Brent at abrent@miis.edu for more information about our consulting services.

*Trainings can be conducted in-company or at our Monterey (CA) and Washington DC locations

Languages Offered

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Farsi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Pashtu
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish


*ask about other common and less-commonly-taught languages

Our Clients and Partners

Chevron Global-Upstream and Gas
East European Mission Network
Visa Inc.
Newton Farms
Trading Organics USA (Sunopta)
Taylor Farms California
Steinbeck Country Produce
China Silicon Valley Association
Eagle Ottawa LLC
Palomarin Consulting Group LLC
Goldman Sachs
US Department of Defense
US Navy
US Army
US Air Force
Ministries of Foreign Affairs (from various countries)