Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Arabic

The MA in Arabic with a focus on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language is offered through Middlebury College.  It includes one year of coursework in the MA Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Monterey Institute.

Students interested in pursuing an MA at Middlebury College in Teaching Arabic may elect to participate in the "Monterey Option" for this degree and pursue one year of coursework in the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Monterey Institute.

The "Monterey Option" includes two summers at Middlebury with an academic year at Monterey.


Summer 1 at


Academic Year at Monterey


Summer 2 at


*At the beginning of each semester students will consult with their advisor on appropriate courses for their schedule

Students must indicate on their application to Middlebury that they are interested in the Monterey option. Upon accepting the student into the Arabic Program at Middlebury, Middlebury will then forward the application to Monterey for an admissions decision.  The student must be accepted into both programs to participate in this joint program. Middlebury MA in Arabic, http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/grad_programs/arabic 

During the year at Monterey, the students will be enrolled in 18-20 credits of coursework.  (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.)  Typically, the coursework will consist of courses in language pedagogy, curriculum development, language assessment, language analysis, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition.

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

For further information, please contact Barbara Walter, Middlebury Arabic Schools Coordinator, at arabicschool@middlebury.edu or Carol Johnson, Monterey Institute TFL Enrollment Manager, at teach@miis.edu.