Summer Academy Blog

Capture the Flag, Calligraphy, Yoga and More!

April 10, 2014

Even though learning and class time are a big part of the MMLA experience, there are other opportunities to learn language outside the classroom. Every day, we were given various activities that we could do after classes, ranging from drawing to sports to... read more

Real-life Language Learning at MMLA

April 8, 2014

Before I went to MMLA, I had only used Mandarin with my tutor during classes. Every once in a while I met a person who spoke Mandarin and had a short conversation with them, but I rarely had the opportunity to use a wide range of vocabulary in real-life... read more

Gearing Up for Cultural Immersion Abroad: Comillas

April 1, 2014

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in an informational group chat concerning the upcoming summer MMLA program in Comillas, Spain. Several people in charge of different facets of the program participated and engaged with students and... read more

Tips to Accelerate Your Language Learning at the Academy

March 25, 2014

1. Ask questions - The quickest way to learn new vocabulary is to ask questions when speaking to your RA’s, teachers and friends and make the most of opportunities for conversation. The RA’s will be with you or near you during most of your... read more

While it’s still too far ahead for anyone to be packing for your fabulous summer at MMLA, here’s a few packing tips for whenever you start

March 17, 2014

Five things I Wish I Packed But Didn’t: 1) A FAN! As a girl in the South, I thought that the further North you go, the colder it gets. I was wrong. So very wrong. Vermont is HOT in the summer. I can only imagine what the other campuses are like! I had... read more