Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Custom Language Services (CLS) designs and delivers online language instruction for busy professionals who want to build their language skills while fulfilling professional responsibilities.

Language Learning for Professionals

CLS Online is a flexible approach to language instruction for busy professionals who want a quality program that will enable them to reach their learning goals without having to be physically present with their instructors.

CLS Online offers customized one-on-one or small group instruction in two formats:

  • Hybrid – a face-to-face (FTF) component in conjunction with the online sessions
  • Online completely

As with all CLS programs, the curriculum is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.

Hybrid Program

The ideal online language program is a combination of FTF and online sessions. The optimum scenario would include FTF meetings at the beginning of the course, during which course objectives are set and substantial progress is made towards attaining clear learning goals. This face-to-face component enables the instructor and the language learner to establish a solid foundation for further instruction. This is also the time for the instructor and student to establish a working relationship that will help lay the groundwork for an effective learning experience, both locally and at a distance.

Examples of hybrid programs are:

  • 1 or 2 week intensive FTF instruction followed by online sessions
  • 1 or 2 week intensive FTF instruction followed by online sessions with periodic FTF meetings as needed

The distance-learning component, like the face-to-face component, can be arranged to accommodate the scheduling needs of the client. Program dates, intensity, and weekly schedules are flexible. Whether courses are scheduled once a week or every day depends entirely on the needs and availability of the client. The distance component can continue as long as the client feels it necessary.

CLS Hybrid Program participants can also design a program which includes several face-to-face sessions provided over the course of the year interspersed with distance components.

Completely Online

The fully online format is best suited for language learners who are unable to be in our offices for their classes.

Examples of learners for whom this option is suited are those who are:

  • Living in the country of their language focus with a need for quality instruction
  • Traveling frequently
  • Working in geographically dispersed groups
  • Living too far away from Monterey to come to our campus
  • Have physical limitations

As with all CLS courses, the online program begins with setting course objectives and clear learning goals. Instructor and learner continue to meet online on a regular schedule. Program dates, intensity, and weekly schedules are flexible. Whether courses are scheduled once a week or every day depends entirely on the needs and availability of the client. The distance program can continue as long as the client feels it necessary.

CLS Online Program Highlights

  • Combined face-to-face and distance-learning option
  • Customized one-on-one or small-group instruction
  • Tailored curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of the client
  • Flexible program scheduling

Contact Us

You can ask for more information by completing a short online information request form. We will generally respond to your inquiry within one business day or less.

Mailing Address: 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Street Address: 419 Pacific Street, Suite 103, Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: 831.647.4115 
Fax: 831.647.3534 
Emaillanguages@miis.edu