Live. Learn. Leap. Into German and life.
The Academy provides a “World of Difference” when it comes to Language Learning. So different in fact, that it eclipses the experience of actually living in the country where a language is rooted. Your days are filled with absorbing both language and culture, while using German in practical, functional and logical ways as you simply live and enjoy your summer on campus.
Our Academy places you in a sphere of reality that literally envelops your senses in German. You live and grow in this world with the support of a peer community. You are a willing participant, facing every challenge and obstacle in a group effort to succeed. Add in the catalytic effect that our Teachers and Staff provide and you end up in a world specially designed for learning language, with the integrated tools that accelerate your personal success. The benefits of the Academy go beyond simply living in a place where the language is spoken.
It is something quite special. Something you won’t find in Berlin. You’ll grasp cultural and literary fluency in a short span of time. And the result is a confidence that stays with you for the rest of your life.
Not only am I proficient and confident with my German language abilities, the Academy gave me the confidence to live in a dorm situation and be prepared for college.- Student Inspired Statement
Background information follows on what the days are like at the Academy, as well as highlights specific to your month long journey in the German program. We cannot possibly provide all of the highlights on this web site. So we encourage you to ask questions of our staff if need be. We’re happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
Get Excited About Participating in German Culture!
We’d be hard pressed to cover every special event we’ve got planned for you, but here’s a quick tease on some of the activities that might surprise you:
- On any given day you might be “drafted” to participate in learning traditional German dance.
- Learn some of the skills and nuances of German crafts.
- It’s great fun to create specialties like Gingerbread and pastries.
When opportunities are available near your local Academy, we find a way to engage you and your language group with the local community, as well as bring that community to you.
Each day has a set schedule. Yet no day is the same.
For four weeks, all programming, events, activities, field trips, meetings and meals will be in German. From morning assembly until lights out, you’ll be wrapped in German with a group at your level of language competency. The curriculum is organized by themes that help you navigate life in this new environment. And it remains consistent for your entire month in the program. To familiarize yourself with a typical day at the Academy, click the link below.
Jump start your summer with Middlebury! For a limited time only…Begin an Academy application and pay the program deposit before April 1st, and we’ll give you a $300 discount off your tuition balance. Enter Discount Code “APR12” when prompted on your application.
Contact us if you have questions:
Our year-round Staff is always available to answer questions. If you have anything you’d like to know that we have not answered here, please go to our contact page and get in touch with us.