Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

TESOL student Tammy Wik teaches local high school students a new foreign language during International Education Day at the Monterey Institute. Photo by sarspri.

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The MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese 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 Chinese 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.


In our print Reference Collection: 

An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs
DS63.1.A535 2010

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
DS63.1.E453 2010

Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations
DS63.2.U5H3472 2007

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We prepare graduates of the TESOL and Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) master's programs for successful careers as teachers and administrators.

Alumni Success Stories

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Design a teacher training program for the language educators at your institution.


Custom Designed Programs

A program can be specifically designed with a collaborating educational institution to advance the knowledge and skills of their teachers. Each unique curriculum may include training in language pedagogy, curriculum development, language assessment, second language acquisition, and/or the development of the participants' own English or second language skills.

To inquire about setting up a program, please contact us at languages@miis.edu or at 831.647.3501.

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Specializations are available both to current MATESOL or MATFL students and to language teaching professionals seeking additional training.

Language Program Administration (LPA)

The Language Program Administration specialization prepares students to administer language programs or schools. It includes courses in teacher education and supervision, budgeting, accounting, and marketing. The LPA specialization is not offered by any other TESOL program in the US.

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Combine your master's degree in TESOL with Peace Corps service through the Peace Corps Master's International Program (PCMI).

PCMI Program Overview

Available to Fall and Spring incoming students, the Peace Corp Master's International (PCMI) program uniquely prepares students to fulfill challenging Peace Corps field assignments in developing countries.  While attaining a degree from the Monterey Institute and carrying out the Peace Corps mission, students will apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life teaching and teacher training settings.