Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Custom Language Services (CLS) designs and delivers language and cross-cultural communications training to individuals, groups, and organizations.

Individual and Small Group Programs

CLS provides custom language programming throughout the year accommodating a variety of course lengths and schedules (minimum 60 hours). We match your learning needs to a highly qualified instructor or team of instructors who work with you and our academic coordinator to design your customized program. Depending on client interest and instructor availability, classes may be scheduled during the work day, in the evening, and on weekends.

Due to the nature of customized language training programs, many of our programs are individual, one-on-one programs. Small group programs can also be arranged if the client enrolls as a group. Participants must be at the same language learning level in order to participate in small group instruction. Please note, CLS does not match individuals for group training. Please see Application section below for more information.

Program and Curriculum Design for Large Groups and Organizations

CLS offers program and curriculum development tailored to private, government, and international organizations. These programs can be implemented on-site (in-country or in-company) or on-campus (Monterey, CA or Washington, DC).

Pricing for program design and development depends largely on the level of customization and the nature of the program being designed. Services can include one or more of the following:

  • Needs Assessment and/or Program Evaluation
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Materials Development
  • Program Implementation
  • Teacher Training
  • Post-Program Follow-Up and Support

Please contact us to find out more about our consulting services and costs.


Application Form & Required Fees

To apply for individual or small group programs, please contact us by email or phone to or go to our Request Application link. Complete the application and submit it by email, post or fax. Although you don't need to include the application fee ($100) and tuition deposit ($1,000) upon submitting your application, these do need to be paid before final program arrangements can be made.

Note that the completed application confirms your interest in a program, but not confirmation of a program. After we receive the application, we will contact you to discuss program feasibility and set-up.

By email: send your application as an attachment to languages@miis.edu.

By post: send your application to:

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Custom Language Services
460 Pierce Street Monterey, CA 93940

By fax: Send your application via fax: 831-647-3534.

Submitting Applications

All programs are completely tailored to our clients’ needs; we do not use generic curricula. Please be as specific as possible in answering questions regarding your needs and objectives for the program, as well as regarding your previous study of the language (if applicable).

Cost & Payment Policies

Contact Custom Language Services for a complete quote on your program.

The following items need to be submitted once your program is confirmed:

  • Non-refundable application fee ($100)
  • Non-refundable tuition deposit ($1,000)

The tuition deposit will be credited toward your program.

The balance of the program cost is due in full upon the first day of instruction.

*Tuition cost includes non-text instructional materials and instruction. All other costs (texts, housing, etc.) are not included in the program cost.