Learn French

Why Middlebury?

Middlebury is known worldwide for its expertise in language teaching—including a variety of options for students and professionals at all points in their language studies.

For Adults (ages 16 – 99+)

Turn your passion for French into confidence and fluency.

For more than 60 years, the French Summer Intensive Language Program at Monterey has helped students make significant strides in their French language skills in just eight weeks. The program is designed for motivated students who want to benefit from Middlebury’s high level of instruction and improve their fluency and cultural understanding in a specific language.

In the classroom, relevant topics and real world materials are explored through integrated activities and group work. Outside of the classroom, activities center around communication with native speakers, exploring cultural traditions from Francophone countries, and taking advantage of the beautiful and peaceful language learning environment offered on the Monterey Peninsula.

Program advantages

  • Learn both structural elements and cultural nuances.
  • Integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • Incorporate authentic primary sources from around the francophone world, including social media, topical news, and videos.

Sample cocurricular activities 

  • Wine making lesson from a French sommelier 
  • Bastille Day celebrations
  • French conversation tables
  • Film screenings

General Information 

  • Highly intensive 8-week summer program from June 13 – August 7, 2019
  • 4.5 hours of class per day with 3-5 hours of homework per night
  • $4,175 tuition includes co-curricular activities and weekly tutoring

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Contact us: languages@miis.edu | 831-647-4115

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For K-12 Students

Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), is the national leader in high quality world language instruction, offering greater access to quality, cost-effective language programs to K-12 students across the country.


Middlebury Interactive Languages’ digital K-12 world language courses in French give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture in an interactive online environment. The curriculum—developed by Ph.D.-level academics and linguistic experts—is supported by decades of research showing that students need exposure to authentic materials and frequent opportunities to interact in the target language. Courses utilize principles of the immersive language pedagogy and teaching methodology used at Middlebury College’s renowned Language Schools to help students gain a stronger base of comprehension and to accelerate language learning. Middlebury Interactive’s school solutions feature flexible implementation models and can be used fully online or in blended learning environments, as core or supplemental curriculum. Our digital K-12 world language courses are also available individually for personal use or as part of a homeschool curriculum.

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Contact us: 1-888-895-2128 | support@middleburyinteractive.com

Summer Academy

We offer four weeks of in-depth language immersion for 8th-12th grade students. You can choose to spend your four weeks of immersion on a beautiful college campus in Vermont or abroad in France immersed in language and in culture.

For four weeks, all programming, events, activities, field trips, meetings, and meals will be in French. From morning assembly until lights out, you’ll be immersed in language with a group of peers at the same competency level as you. The curriculum is organized by themes that help you navigate life in this new environment and is based on the longstanding tradition of immersion education at Middlebury College’s Language Schools.

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Contact us: 1-888-216-0135 | academies@middleburyinteractive.com