PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION – MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE The ESOL Division, in conjunction with the Portuguese Language School at Middlebury College (Vermont), has reserved a limited number of seats for summer language instruction in Portuguese. Participants must apply directly for admission into the summer language program for Portuguese language study at Middlebury College. Additionally, participants must complete an application for summer study and tuition reimbursement from the ESOL Division. The Language School Director for Middlebury College must approve all applicants for admission into the Middlebury program. Acceptance into the CCSD program does not guarantee acceptance into Middlebury and vice versa. The initial application fee to Middlebury College is the responsibility of the applicant. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read, write, and speak (communicate) in another Romance Language (Spanish, Italian, French, Romanian, or Latin) so that the acquisition of Portuguese will be at the intermediate or advanced level by the end of the summer. Additionally, the ideal candidate will work in a Cobb County School where the acquisition of Portuguese will enhance the educator’s ability to assist ESOL immigrant students. Participation is open to administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists and other certified / classified school system employees who work directly with Portuguese speaking immigrant students. This project is made possible from grants awarded to the CCSD by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education and the LUSO American Foundation. Participants will receive a full tuition scholarship and an airline ticket for travel to Middlebury College, Vermont. For additional information, visit the Middlebury webpage at
This is an intensive language immersion program and participants must commit for the duration of the five-week session. Moreover, participants must agree to meet on-line and for three intensive weekends during Fall Semester, 2012.