Learn French

The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
Middlebury Interactive Languages

Why Middlebury?

Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), is the national leader in high quality world language instruction, offering greater access to quality, cost-effective language programs to K-12 students across the country. With Middlebury College’s renowned Immersion Methodology as a framework, we offer a range of dynamic and innovative language products both online and offsite to help schools customize a total language solution, from coursework to assessment to help students be competitive in the 21st Century.

As a joint venture of Middlebury College, a top liberal arts college renowned for world language studies, and K12 Inc (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of online education programs for K-12 students, MIL also leads digital learning initiatives. Best practices from our language and virtual school expertise are combined to provide innovative content to maximize the capabilities of online learning, either online using our certified HQ virtual teachers or a blended model in a classroom. Designed with rigorous academic teaching methods and aligned to ACTFL standards, MIL’s product suite includes: Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, our premium immersion summer residency program, Powerspeak12, robust online courses for grade 3-12; Middlebury Interactive, intensive online courses offering Middlebury Immersion for high schools; Professional Development, Online Instruction, and Avant STAMP assessment.

So Let’s Learn French

Knowing a world language is more important than ever! American students of all ages lag in world language skills and cultural understanding, both of which could hamper their success in a globally competitive world. Here is an opportunity to gain cross cultural competence with foreign language skills and international knowledge. Be part of the 21st Century with thanks to today’s technology and the know-how of the partnership of the Federation of Alliances Françaises and Middlebury Interactive Languages.

Pick Your Course:

  • Middlebury Interactive French 1; a debutante level course equivalent to French Level A1.
  • Middlebury Interactive French 2; this follow on will be available starting in the Fall of 2012, and will be equivalent to French Level A2.
  • Power Speak Advanced Placement [AP] French for more fluent speakers.
  • Summer Intensive French Program

Middlebury’s immersion methodology challenges students to learn to use the language as if they were studying abroad. The coursework is based on the sights, sounds and experiences of being immersed with native speakers. The course is divided into two semesters, each consisting of 90 hours of instruction. This is a totally virtual product with the enhancement of virtual instructors who offer the following instruction:

Each week, according to a predetermined calendar, each teacher holds an open “Conversation Café”. These sessions are held online through Elluminate/Blackboard Connect and are a half hour in length. Students from any level and any class can attend any session in the language they are learning. A student can go to the session his/her teacher is conducting, or to a session created by a different teacher if it better meets scheduling needs. Students can attend as often as there are appropriate sessions available in a week.

In the sessions no logistics or grammar lessons are covered—these sessions are dedicated to using the language orally. Teachers brainstorm vocabulary according to prepared prompts, and provide guidance for communication that is meaningful to students. Teachers also hold weekly office hours and do tutorials online as needed, to provide students a way to discuss course navigation, difficult lesson elements, etc., and archived sessions on specific grammar topics are available for students needing extra help.

As Middlebury Interactive Languages, LLC, is an accredited school and meets with the agreed upon standards with the accreditation agency, credit is available for these courses.

How Do I Sign Up?

If you are a member (in good standing) of a Chapter of The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, we invite you to join in this 21st Century offering. Middlebury will have a member list of all Alliances Françaises Chapters so that your student can indicate which chapter holds his/her membership.

The enrollment cost per semester is $329. Thus you are completing a full year, 180 hours of instruction, in two semesters for a total cost of $658. Member Chapters may not increase, decrease or alter in any way the price of the course.

MIL Enrollment Form – View, download and complete the MIL Enrollment Form.
MIL System Requirements – View the complete list of 2012-2013 MIL System Requirements.
Placement Test – See where you stand!
Summer Intensive French Program