Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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

 Multinational Corporations

Student and Instructor

Individuals &
Small Groups


  • Customized Language Instruction for Professionals
  • Cross-Cultural Communication Training
  • Language Training for Diplomats
  • Talent Development for Global Leaders and Corporate Managers
  • Workshops in Negotiations, Conference Presentation, & Intercultural Competency
  • Distance-Learning and Hybrid Program Options

Curriculum Design

  • Customized Program Length and Structure
  • Industry and Field-Specific Curricular Focus
  • Content-Based Instruction
  • Industry Expertise
  • Real-World Contexts and Materials
  • Simulation-Based Coursework
  • Guest Speaker Series

The CLS Advantage

CLS prepares global professionals to engage effectively in multi-cultural and multilingual environments. For over 50 years, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey has been using its skilled and knowledgeable faculty to develop high-performing, internationally minded professionals.


In today’s global society, those who can interpret social and linguistic cues, understand the subtlety of a negotiation, and speak dynamically and with confidence in a second or third language have a considerable advantage over those who cannot. These considerations have guided the development of each of our programs and serve as the foundation for meaningful, relevant, and effective curriculum design.


What makes our services unique is our level of customization, our field-specific content, and our many years of language teaching and program design expertise.

Our Services

Our services include 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 their professional goals.                        


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. 


Consulting Services Include:
  • Needs assessment and/or program evaluation
  • Program design and piloting
  • Material development and assessment
  • Teacher training and train-the-trainer programs

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

Languages Offered

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

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

Our Clients and Partners

Motorola US Navy MOFA Korea Tengizchevroil US Army Trading Organics USA
MOFA Azerbaijan Chevron China Silicon Valley Goldman Sachs MOFA Taiwan
MOFA Japan US Air Force East European Mission Network Driscoll’s US DOS Taylor Farms
Eagle Ottawa LLC Steinbeck  Country Produce Visa Lenovo