Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
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Language and intercultural communication are central to all degree programs at the Institute.

Language Shapes Our Culture

Language and intercultural communication lie at the very heart of the Institute's mission. We teach students to view language as a way to connect and facilitate dialogue between different peoples and cultures.

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The Summer Intensive Language Program is happening right now! Check out our Summer Language Events to see what our students are doing.

Learn Language with Us Next Summer

Please contact languages@miis.edu for more information or to be notified when our 2018 application opens in December.

Summer Session: June 15 - August 9, 2017

Complete one year of language study (8 academic credits) through our 8 week program. We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes* in the following languages:

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Our application deadline has passed, but you may contact languages@miis.edu for more information or to be notified when our 2018 application opens in December.

Incoming and current Middlebury Institute graduate students: Please do NOT submit the online application. Instead, you will submit the Middlebury Institute student registration form. Contact languages@miis.edu for this form. If you submit an application online and pay the $50 application fee, this fee cannot be refunded.

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CLS has a long history of working with diplomats from foreign ministries around the world. We offer custom and semi-custom language programs on-site or off-site, short & intensive language workshops, distance learning options, and consulting services for ministries and governments.

Instructional Approach

Our diplomat programs incorporate a wide range of field-specific content and terminology through a practical, real-world approach to language and intercultural communications training using a content-based instructional model (CBI).

Winter Term 2017 Online Courses

Introduction to Language Program Administration (EDUC 8660)

January 3-27, 2017

Presents a practical overview of problems, situations, and issues occurring in the management of language programs.

Seminar on Language Teacher Education (EDUC 8662)

January 3-27, 2017

Investigates issues related to language teacher training, education, and development.

Japanese Studies Program

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Professor Matsuo presenting to her Japanese class.

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Browse course samples and faculty profiles for the Japanese studies language program.

Sample Courses in Japanese Studies

Aspects of Japanese Society

Develops advanced Japanese language skills through reading articles and discussing topics on contemporary Japan in the areas of international relations, foreign policies, politics, economy, etc.