Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

English Preparation for Translation & Interpretation

Summer EPTI and EPGS students take a field trip to the beautiful Point Lobos State Reserve on the Monterey Peninsula coast.

This six-week summer intensive program provides advanced language enhancement courses in English for students who have been conditionally admitted into the Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management program.

Courses offer extensive practice in:

• Text analysis
• Oral and written summarizing and paraphrasing
• Idiomatic vocabulary and glossary development
• Public speaking, debate, accent reduction, and cultural enhancement

All course work is conducted strictly in English at an advanced level and is based upon authentic materials extracted from newspapers, journals, magazines, broadcasted speeches, films and videos, or provided by guest speakers. Topics are selected for their relevance to culture and the translation and interpretation professions. For more course information, check out a sample weekly schedule and course descriptions.

Excursions, Guest Speakers and Cultural Study

Excursions expose students to the language characteristic of the thematic units covered in the classes. Past trips have included the Monterey County Courthouse, a local winery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, local software companies, and Language Line Services. Guest speakers from different professions and fields are invited to address summer students.

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us