Professional Development


School Year and On-going Opportunities

Penobscot School

Penobscot School, Rockland, ME, offers summer and school year language programs, continuing education for teachers. The African Film experience is great! Visit their website:

Bennington College

Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language (MATSL) degree offered at Bennington College. This low-residency program is designed for working K-12 teachers of French and Spanish with a new session beginning in July of each year. For information about the program, contact the MATSL office at 802-440-4710 or, or visit our website at

U.S. Department of Education

Many international programs available, including Title VI and Fulbright-Hays (see below) programs:
International Education and Graduate Programs Service (IEGPS); Department of Education; 1990 K St NW, 6th Floor; Washington, DC 20006-8521; 202-502-7700, fax: 202-502-7859;


ACTFL offers many programs, oral proficiency training and immersion weekends.  For complete information contact: ACTFL; 6 Executive Plaza; Yonkers, NY 10701-6801; 914-963-8830 ext. 218; fax:914-963-1275

Studies in Asia

Through UVM and the Freeman Foundation, travel to China, Japan, and Thailand.  Call 802-656-7985 or

School for International Training

Consider these options: MAT in ESOL, French and Spanish at The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. This program is available in two formats: the summer MAT Program and the Academic Year Program. For further information and an application, call 800-336-1616 or e-mail: On the Web: or

Louisiana State University

MEd and K-12 Foreign Language Teaching Certification at Louisiana State University, the Holmes Program in Foreign Language Education.The program is a combination of university-based courses, extensive classroom experience at professional development schools, and action-research conducted in the classroom. Contact Denise Egea-Kuehne, Graduate Mentor at 504-388-2429 or fax: 504-388-3670.

Middlebury Summer Language Schools

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA)

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a new initiative building on the expertise of both Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, offers one-month language immersions for middle and high school students in a summer-camp setting. MMLA combines the fun of summer camp with the opportunity to live in a foreign language, guided by skilled faculty and staff. Next summer MMLA will offer four languages -- Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish. Each summer camp adapts the renowned Middlebury Language Schools immersion with a curriculum and activities developed specifically for students entering grades 7-12, to create all the fun of summer camp in the target language.Whether you're interested in becoming part of a cutting-edge teaching team or have students who would love to join a vibrant language community, you can find out more at or 802-296-2459.

CALPER Summer Workshops for Language Educators at Penn State

Middlebury College Language Schools

7 to 10-week immersion programs for German, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Visit their Conference page:

Worldwide Classroom

Courses available all over the world in local language and culture. More info on the

For Teachers of French


Summer Institute of French and Francophone Studies

France Travel Specialist

Summer Professional Development Workshops, exclusively for Language Teachers, Paris, France. You earn 85 Professional Development Points for your efforts, and you may also apply for three graduate credits from the University of Massachusetts/Boston for each workshop.

Learn/Perfect your French in France!

The many SOUFFLE centers throughout France (Aix-en-Provence, Antibes, Besancon, Grenoble, Montpellier, name a few) offer courses in language, culture and methodology. For further information and a catalogue contact Jean Petrissans, BP 133, 83957 La Garde Cedex, France. Fax: 33-4-94-21-22-17. Phone 33-4-94-21-20-92.

Centre Universitaire des Etudes Françaises (CUEF)

Centre Universitaire des Etudes Françaises (CUEF) offers studies in French language, culture and methodology at Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France.


Summer Institute in Hispanic Languages and Cultures

Spanish Courses through AmeriSpan Unlimited

Amerispan : MAESTRO Programs for Spanish Teachers in Mexico and

Spanish Studies Abroad (and Italian now)

MLSA - Spain, Costa Rica, Italy. On the web:

For German Teachers

Summer Seminars

For Classics Teachers

Classics Institute at U. of Georgia

Each summer the Summer Classics Institute at the University of Georgia offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate Latin and Classics courses and, in alternate summers, Intensive Beginning Greek.  Runs mid-June to early August, some courses in intense 4-week short sessions. email: --- telephone (706) 542-9264

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