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.
Where will your language skills take you?
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.
The summer 2015 application is now closed.
Look for our Summer Intensive Language Program application opening in December 2015!
Incoming Middlebury Institute graduate students: submit the MIIS student application form. If you submit an application online and pay the $50 fee again, this fee will not be refunded.
Step 1: Submit an Application
The 2015 application deadline has passed, but we will start accepting 2016 application in December.
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.
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 2015 Online Courses
Introduction to Language Program Administration (ED 8660)
January 2-23, 2015
Presents a practical overview of problems, situations, and issues occurring in the management of language programs.
Seminar on Language Teacher Education (ED 8662)
January 2-23, 2015
Investigates issues related to language teacher training, education, and development.
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.