Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Language Plan

Once you have applied for a degree program, the Language Plan will help ensure that you are on track to successfully pass the language placement exam administered at new student orientation. This form should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

Before submitting this form, please take the self-administered Diagnostic Language Test to help evaluate the current level of your language skills. If you have no language background, simply fill out the form below.

For Arabic, French, or Spanish you must be ready to start at the second-year college level. Successful applicants will have had at least one recent academic year of beginning language courses, or one summer of intensive language the summer prior to enrolling in the degree program. In other words, you may propose to begin studying Arabic, French, or Spanish during the summer prior to your enrollment.

For Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and all the other languages, you must be ready to start at the third-year college level. Successful applicants will have had at least two recent academic years of language courses, or one recent academic year plus one summer of intensive language the summer prior to enrolling in the degree program.

Upon request at the time of admission, other language study may be arranged to fulfill your degree requirements. The non-regular language courses offered in 2014 were: Portuguese, Korean, German, Persian Farsi and Turkish. For more details, please contact Professor Naoko Matsuo at nmatsuo@miis.edu.

Please note that your application will not move forward and your admission decision will not be made until we complete this language proficiency review process.

You will find the student ID number on the confirmation email that is sent once we have received your application to a degree program. If you do not have it, leave this blank.
Degree program to which you have applied/are applying. The degree choices below require the language proficiency detailed above. (Note that applicants to Translation, Translation and Interpretation, Conference Interpretation, and Translation and Localization Management do not complete this form, however must request the EDT at go.miis.edu/edt.)
Note any particular considerations for your program type
Click "yes" if you have taken our Diagnostic Language Test. If not, you can take it by downloading the test at go.miis.edu/diagnostic or from the link above.
Report your score on the self-administered Diagnostic Language Test here. If you do not have previous language experience, or if you are proposing a language of study for which we do not provide a diagnostic test, leave this blank.
Please indicate the length of time (semesters, terms) you spent studying the language in college/university.
(200 words or fewer) Please describe any experiences in the target-language speaking country/region. How long you stayed, what you did, etc. Type "None" if you do not have any experience.
(200 words or fewer) Please indicate any other experience you have with this language. Type "None" if you do not have any other experience.
(200 words or fewer) Please indicate if you have any other significant language learning of any other language in the past. Indicate years of study or length of time in the target-language speaking region/country. Type "None" if you do not have any other language experience.
(200 words or fewer) Any additional information you want us to consider in advising you on your Language Plan: