For as long as the Institute has been in existence, the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) has offered motivated foreign language students an intensive and supportive environment to gain a solid foundation or improve overall proficiency in a language. Our SILP instructors are highly committed and seek to instill in their students an appreciation of the target language and culture.
In addition to in-class instruction led by native or near native speakers with advanced degrees and extensive teaching experience, the program also gives students access to tutors who provide additional opportunities for language practice.
In order to enable students to learn more about the language and the culture of their target language, SILP provides students with a wide variety of co-curricular activities. These activities, which often include field trips, give students the chance to experience the culture and practice the language in an authentic setting.
It is possible to receive up to 8 semester units of undergraduate credit for the program, and MIIS graduate students can potentially satisfy 4 units of graduate-level language requirements. Levels are assessed in accordance with the proficiency guidelines of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Program participants will have a transcript available and will receive a completion certificate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
2016 Dates: June - August
We believe that the true measure of our success lies in the number of students who continue studying their target language after they graduate from our summer program.
Participants use the language skills acquired during their summer study in a number of ways:
*All levels are determined based on enrollment. Certain levels are guaranteed while others remain tentatively offered until sufficient enrollment is reached. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.