Middlebury Language Schools (Upper-Intermediate)

ESL/EFL Level: Upper-Intermediate (B2/C1)
Lesson Topics: language learning, immersion
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.25 hours
Lesson Plan Download: middlebury-language-schools-upper-intermediate-032023.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • The input for this lesson is both text (three paragraphs) and a short YouTube video (3:24 mins) describing the intensive language programs at Middlebury Langauge Schools.
  • Post-reading activities include comprehension questions.
  • The lesson is followed by two role-plays related to attending Middlebury.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, vocabulary questions, and discussion questions.

A college campus with students on it.

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (B2/C1) Lesson on Middlebury Language Schools

Warm-up Questions (Pair Work)

  1. How long have you been studying English? Do you feel that you are improving?
  2. To learn a language, do you think immersion (learning in an environment where only that language is used) is necessary?
  3. What strategies have you found to be most effective for learning English?
  4. What language-learning resources do you find most helpful?

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Follow-up question answers

  1. The pledge is a commitment to only speak the target language for the entire program.
  2. True
  3. The access to professors is 24/7 is the reason why the speaker believes attending Middlebury is more advantageous.
  4. She refers to balancing extra-curricular activities (such as art and sports) with studies.
  5. The effect is that students will have gained confidence and faith in their ability to succeed despite doubts.
  6. Intensive programs seem to work for lower levels, though they may not be as effective for helping students make similar progress at higher levels.
  7. ….

Vocabulary answers: 1-e, 2-L, 3-a, 4-h, 5-g, 6-i, 7-d, 8-f, 9-k, 10-j, 11-c, 12-b


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