Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Arabic

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

Middlebury's MA in Teaching Arabic

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 Arabic 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 Institute

During the year at the Institute, 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 typically consists of the following courses:

    • Principles and practices of language teaching
    • Language assessment
    • Language analysis
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Second language acquisition
    • Educational research
    • Courses in Arabic relevant to teaching Arabic

Discount/Scholarship at the Institute

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


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