Summer Language Academy
23 Pond Ln., Middlebury
Middlebury Interactive Languages has taken the principles of language study from Middlebury College and adapted them for a younger audience. They host a monthlong, fully immersive Summer Language Academy for teens—students (beginners to advanced) take a pledge to speak in their language of study 24/7. The academy has two locations Stateside, both in Vermont: eighth to twelfth graders can study Spanish, German, or Arabic at Green Mountain College; or Chinese and French at Saint Michael’s College. The study-abroad programs are located in Beijing, Quebec City, and Grenada and are for high schoolers. Of course, actually traveling abroad adds an entirely different and dynamic cultural experience, but even without leaving the country, the Summer Language Academy provides a first-rate environment for teens looking to become fluent in another tongue.