Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Chinese

MA in Teaching Chinese

TESOL student Tammy Wik teaches local high school students a new foreign language during International Education Day at the Institute. Photo by sarspri.

The Middlebury MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language is offered through Middlebury Language Schools. It includes one year of course work in the MA in Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at Monterey.

Middlebury's MA in Teaching Chinese

Students may elect to participate in the Middlebury Institute Option for this degree and pursue one year of course work in the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Institute.

The Middlebury Institute Option

  • Summer 1 at Middlebury Language Schools
  • Academic Year at the Middlebury Institute (Fall/Spring)
  • Summer 2 at Middlebury Language Schools


  1. On the application to Middlebury, potential students must indicate their interest in the Middlebury Institute Option.
  2. Upon accepting the student into the Chinese Program at Middlebury, Middlebury will then forward the application to the Institute for an admissions decision.
  3. The student must be accepted into both programs to participate in this joint program.

Curriculum at the Middlebury Institute

During the year at the Institute, the students will be enrolled in 18–20 credits of course work.
*Students on international student visas and Yellow Ribbon veterans will enroll in 24 units, 12 each semester, to meet requirements of their programs of study.

The curriculum will typically consist of the following courses:

    • Principles and practices of language teaching
    • Language assessment
    • Language analysis
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Second language acquisition
    • Educational research
    • Chinese courses relevant to teaching Chinese

Discount/Scholarship at the Institute

The Middlebury Institute offers participants in this program a 50 percent per unit tuition discount, which replaces the merit-based scholarship award.


For more information about the MA at Middlebury in Teaching Chinese:

  • Middlebury Chinese School: Mimi Clark, Middlebury Chinese School Coordinator
  • Middlebury Institute at Monterey: info@miis.edu