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Accelerate Your Language Skills at the 2015 Summer Language Academy

The 2015 Language Academy offers language and cultural immersion experiences for students in grades 8th-12th from beginner to advanced in Chinese, German, French, Spanish and Arabic.

At the Academy, students take a Language Pledge to communicate entirely in language 24/7, to accelerate language communication skills. Each Language Academy features passionate instructors who are exceptional teachers of Chinese, German, French, Spanish and Arabic, and who excel at connecting students with the various cultures of their target language.

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Chinese Academy

Beijing, China, or St. Michael’s College, Vermont

Our Chinese Academy in Beijing, China, is the ideal place to become immersed in the language and culture of China. You’ll grasp cultural and literary proficiency in a short span of time, while visiting local historical sites. Read our 2014 Beijing Academy Blog here.

Our U.S.-based Chinese Academy in Vermont allows students to experience the language immersion process in a pre-college campus setting. Saint Michael’s College is located just off the shores of Lake Champlain. Students will enjoy classroom time followed by cultural activities, weekend trips to Burlington and Middlebury College, cooking, Tai Chi fan dancing and more.  

 

German Students

German Academy

Green Mountain College, Vermont

The German Language Academy is nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, just one hour from Middlebury College. Students in the German Academy will find the small liberal arts college campus to be a perfect backdrop to exploring the German culture and learning the German language. The immersion experience starts at the moment of arrival and by the second week students begin their day speaking in German without giving it a second thought. German Academy students will grasp cultural and literary fluency in a short span of time but have time for grilling in the park, movies without subtitles, Fairy Tales and the Brothers Grimm, developing the MMLA Newspaper, sports and more.

 

Quebec City

French Academy

Quebec City, Canada, or St. Michael’s College, Vermont

Welcome to the French Language Academy in Quebec City, Canada where students will experience one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent cities. French Academy students will live immersed in Quebecois culture, and explore the only major city in Canada that offers an 100% French immersion environment. Québec is an ideal location to learn French and its compact size and walkability makes it a perfect environment for high school students to accelerate their French reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills during four weeks of complete linguistic and cultural immersion.

The French Language Academy in Vermont will create the experience of being immersed in the French language 24/7, while also taking advantage of cultural opportunities in the area to enhance student learning. Students at this Academy will gain the valuable experience of living on a college campus. Saint Michael’s College is located off the shores of Lake Champlain. Students will enjoy classroom time followed by cultural activities, weekend trips to Burlington and Middlebury College, cooking, French movies, dances and more.

 

Granada, Spain

Spanish Academy

Granada, Spain, or Green Mountain College, Vermont

At our Spanish Language Academy abroad in Granada, Spain, high school students will have the opportunity to live immersed in the Spanish language and culture of Granada during a unique four-week study abroad experience. Granada, frequently referred to as the Moorish jewel of Spain, is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the southern part of Andalusia. It is a vibrant city and is considered to be one of the major intellectual centers of southern Spain. Granada is also a popular destination for historians, artists and tourists, as well as students studying abroad. While living in Granada, students will study in the classroom, explore cultural activities, visit the Alhambra, explore latin dance, Spanish food and more. Read our 2014 Spain Blog here.

The Spanish Language Academy in Vermont is nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont at Green Mountain College, just one hour from Burlington and Middlebury College. Students in the Spanish Academy will find the small liberal arts college campus to be a perfect backdrop to exploring the Spanish culture and learning the Spanish language. Spanish Academy students will grasp cultural and literary fluency in a short span of time but have out time for Tex-to-Mex cooking, Latin dance, Spanish festivals, modern art and more.

 

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Arabic Academy

Green Mountain College, Vermont

The Arabic Language Academy will be held at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, for summer 2015. Arabic Academy Students will enjoy their full-immersion experience in the classroom and in cultural activities. The Arabic Academy makes visits into town, visits local mosques, learns traditional Arabic cooking, develops presentations and skits in language and more.


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