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.
For over 60 years, the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) has helped thousands of students achieve their language learning goals.
Learn Language with Us This Summer
Next Session: June 16 - August 10, 2016
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:
The Summer Intensive Language Program final deadline has passed, but we will still accept applications on a case-by-case basis.
Once you start your application, you will need to select the following to access the Summer Intensive Language Program application:
School: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Level: Short Term Language Programs
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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.
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.