zArchive: 6-week Session Info 2021

Welcome to the Middlebury Chinese School
Graduate Program!

Please refer to the information below and at the links provided
as you prepare for your summer of study at Middlebury College.

Questions and Assistance 
Mimi Clark, Assistant Director
Middlebury Chinese School

SUMMER 2021 – Graduate Degree Program

In consideration of our intensive curricular delivery and instructional format in light of the current Covid-19 situation, the Middlebury Chinese School will offer our summer program in a remote learning, online format that will be designed to provide a high-quality experience for students in our Master’s Degree program in Teaching Chinese.  Courses offered this summer in our virtual format will introduce new students to our graduate faculty and degree standards, and allow students currently enrolled in our Chinese M.A. program to continue with their studies and progress toward completing their degree. All courses offer essential content and relevance to current and future teaching practice. M.A. degree students must enroll in the required full course load of three classes.

Language Schools 2021 Information and FAQ

Program Features

  • Small classes with focused attention on both subject and student.
  • Individualized academic advising.
  • Student community of professional educators.
  • World-class instructors in the field of Chinese language instruction.

Dates & Details

  • Orientation & Welcome: June 24   Attendance required
  • Classes: June 28-August 6
  • Graduation ceremony: August 6
  • Credit: 1 unit per course
  • Tuition: $6800 for full-time/3 courses
  • Financial aid available

Enrollment Dates

  • Last day to enroll: June 1
  • Tuition Due: June 1
  • Last day to change/withdraw for 100% refund less $400 deposit: June 24
  • Last day to change/withdraw for tuition refund of total paid less $400 deposit and $1000 withdraw fee: July 2
  • No refunds after July 2.

Course List and Schedule

Please be aware the Middlebury Chinese School is a full-time program. In order to keep up with the pace of the course, students must be fully dedicated to the program for the entire summer. We strongly encourage rescheduling work and other obligations to allow for full participation in the program. Optional co-curricular and social activities will be offered on days and times outside of class time, such as weekends and evenings.

Technology Requirements

Technological requirements include a computer with videoconferencing capabilities, including a webcam and audio input/output. Reliable broadband internet access as well as a distraction-free home office environment will be necessary. Specific programs and apps will be listed in the course syllabus.

Policy on Online Participation and Recordings

  • Instructors may use Zoom to record class sessions.
  • If your instructor uses Zoom to record a class session, Zoom provides audio and visual indicators to inform you when the recording starts, stops, is in progress, and is paused/unpaused.
  • Students may not record a live class session.
  • Links to class session recordings will be shared via the Middlebury Chinese School’s Canvas course webpage. Links to Zoom class session recordings will be removed at the end of the academic term.
  • You may NOT disclose the link to/URL of a recorded lecture or class session, or provide copies of recordings to anyone, for any reason. As these recordings are intellectual property and FERPA-protected, they will be available to students enrolled in the class.
  • You have the option to participate in a recorded class in audio-only mode with your webcam off during the recording.
  • You have the option to access Zoom class sessions under a pseudonymous username. In order to facilitate class participation, you are expected to communicate your pseudonym offline to your instructor.



Each student attending the Language Schools is required to understand and abide by Middlebury College policies. Use of alcohol or other drugs does not minimize or excuse a person’s responsibility for conduct that violates Middlebury policies.

Campus Community Standards and Expectations
The ability of Middlebury College to achieve its purposes depends on members of the campus community upholding our commonly accepted standards of conduct, which enable the highest quality of teaching and learning. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to uphold Middlebury’s Community Standards of:

  • cultivating respect and responsibility for self, others, and our shared environment;
  • encouraging personal and intellectual courage and growth;
  • manifesting integrity and honesty in all decisions and actions;
  • promoting healthy, safe, and balanced lifestyles;
  • fostering a diverse and inclusive community committed to civility, open-mindedness, and finding common ground.

Therefore, a balance of individual and community health and growth guides Middlebury’s approach to all endeavors, and to the policies that support those endeavors.

Academic Honesty
Middlebury requires every student to exercise complete intellectual honesty in the preparation and submission of their academic work.

Middlebury is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities for qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities. Please complete the form at this link to request accommodations:

Student Conduct
Sexual misconduct violates the rights of others, and demonstrates flagrant disregard for community principles.

Harassment creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, work, or living environment.

Policy Violations
Students found to have violated Middlebury policy may be subject to the full range of disciplinary actions, as applicable, up to and including immediate dismissal and/or expulsion from any Language School program or other Middlebury program.


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