Middlebury Language Schools (Intermediate)

ESL/EFL Level: Upper-Intermediate (B1/B2)
Lesson Topics: language learning, immersion
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.25 hours
Lesson Plan Download: middlebury-language-schools-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 an activity in which students ask each other questions using the new vocabulary and two role-plays related to attending Middlebury.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, vocabulary questions, and discussion questions.

A stylized painting of an American college

INTERMEDIATE (B1/B2) 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. What’s the best way to learn English?
  3. What language-learning websites, books, or technology do you find most helpful?

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Follow-up question answers:

  1. … / It is unique because it requires that students sign a contract not to speak any other languages during their study session.
  2. True
  3. People such as professionals, performers, and students take their programs.
  4. It costs around $10,000 USD. …
  5. It would be better for beginner students because they are able to make the largest improvement.

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


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