What is the Chinese Language Academy in Beijing?
High school students in 10th-12th grade from around the world will spend one month this summer immersed in Chinese language, while exploring China’s cultural, political and historical capital: Beijing, through Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy.
Beijing Academy students will attend daily intensive Chinese language classes held at Capital Normal University in Beijing. The program’s Language Pledge®, based on the Pledge utilized at Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools, ensures that students are committed to a fully immersive language experience, speaking in Chinese 24/7 for four weeks. Students will visit Beijing’s historic gems, such as the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. Other activities around the city support language learning and introduce students to different facets of Chinese daily life—from practicing Tai Chi, to ordering at a restaurant, to chatting with Chinese friends.
Partnership: CET and Middlebury Interactive Languages
CET Academic Programs has proudly partnered with the Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL) since 2013 to operate this program. MIL provides the program’s vision and academic mission, and CET manages all on-site operations. CET is a study abroad organization with over 30 years of experience operating programs for US students in China.
Experienced Faculty, Bilingual Staff
Language faculty are professional Chinese language instructors with graduate degrees in Chinese or Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Many have experience teaching at language programs in the United States or at other study abroad programs of similar caliber. They are managed by the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA) Academic Director on site.
Staff are hired and trained independently by CET. They speak both Chinese and English, and have extensive knowledge of Beijing and its resources.
Find Out More
For more information about the Chinese Language Academy in Beijing, and to learn how to apply, visit the Middlebury Monterey Language Academy website .