Proven Method Leads to Greater Achievement
Exceptional language skills and cultural understanding prepare students to excel in today's 21st-century global marketplace. Our partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages means your students receive the best of world language pedagogy combined with leading-edge online learning expertise.
Middlebury Interactive’s courses in Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin Chinese utilize principles of the immersion pedagogy and teaching methodology of Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools. Courses deliver real-world reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities in a digital format and are aligned with national standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Middlebury Interactive also offers Latin courses, developed by academics at Middlebury Interactive—not Middlebury College faculty. Students learn Latin through ancient, time-honored, classical approaches that include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises.
All of Middlebury Interactive’s courses are structured to allow for a customizable learning experience that can be used fully online, in blended learning environments, or as supplemental curriculum to bring culturally authentic materials to the classroom setting. We can train your teachers in the Middlebury Interactive immersion method of world language instruction, or you can use one of our certified world language teachers.
Online World Language Courses for Elementary School
Middlebury Interactive's elementary courses build a solid language foundation for students in grades K–5. The curriculum provides learners with an introduction to basic expressions, words, and phrases. The courses also build awareness and appreciation of different languages and cultures. The students focus primarily on listening and speaking, and are exposed to reading and writing with many opportunities to practice what they’ve learned in familiar settings.
Language Courses for Middle School and High School
Middlebury Interactive's middle school and high school courses are grounded in the development and integration of the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts, sentence structure, and culture through explicit instruction, guided learning, and adaptive pacing. Opportunities to apply language in common situations along with highly interactive activities are designed to reinforce skills in differing contexts and build foundational language knowledge. The use of authentic materials helps build student confidence and comfort in the target language. A full year of these courses consists of 18 units at the middle school level and 36 units at the high schools level, with five lessons in each unit.
Fluency Language Courses for High School
Fluency courses utilize principles of Middlebury College's Language School's immersion teaching methodology. Application of language skills is practiced through observation and intuition within a context, task-based activities, and real-life themes. Students develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through media-rich activities and videos shot on location across the globe. This authentic content allows students to negotiate pathways for meaning. Intended outcomes include the ability to express spontaneous thoughts and ideas in language, build metacognitive skills, and acquire a deeper understanding of other cultures. Fluency courses are structured to allow for a customizable learning experience that can meet the needs for a fully online, blended learning, or traditional classroom implementation.
Advanced Placement® courses, offered in Spanish and French, allow students to expand their cognitive, analytical, and communicative skills. The courses are based on the six themes required by the College Board and cover the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Conducted almost exclusively in the target language, the courses are comparable to third-year college and university levels.