Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Intensive English Programs

Come study English at our ESL program, and improve your English language skills for daily life, academic study, and your career!

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Students attend 21 hours of class per week and focus on writing & grammar, reading & vocabulary, oral communication, TOEFL iBT preparation, and specific relevant content areas such as intercultural communication, career exploration, American culture & politics, and media & digital literacy.

If you plan to attend college in the United States, English for academic purposes courses will prepare you for the American university classroom.

For students pursuing English for professional reasons, advanced-level electives focus on the language skills and strategies that will help you succeed in your career.

Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment where students work collaboratively on meaningful tasks. Building academic, intercultural and language skills, students gain the knowledge, learning strategies and confidence necessary to achieve their own goals in the classroom and beyond.

Intensive English Programs (ESL) Highlights

  • Sessions begin four times a year in January, April, June & September
  • Beginning to advanced levels
  • Open to students who are 18 years and older
  • Professional teachers & small class sizes
  • Quiet, safe community
  • Emphasis on English for communication, business, and academic study
  • Access to campus library, computing centers, and student services
  • Immigration and transfer assistance available

Customized Group & Individual Programs

The Institute also provides specialized programs tailored to students’ needs. Our Custom Language Services (CLS) design small group and one-one-one language instruction for diplomats, executives, and international travelers. We also offer study abroad programs for groups of 20 or more. For more information on bringing a group to Monterey, contact us.