If you are unable to make orientation, please email email@example.com. We will work with your language program coordinator to find another time for you to take the placement test and to go over any important information you might have missed from orientation. After you take your placement test, you will be able to work with your instructor to catch up on any work you have missed. Please note that the SILP attendance policy states that students who miss more than 20% of the program (or seven instructional days) risk failing the program.
We use the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines and Can-Do Statements in order to elaborate student learning outcomes for each of our levels. The full list of Can-Do Statements for student learning outcomes at each proficiency level can be found here.
SILP classes run Monday through Friday from 9am-2:30pm, with a one hour break for lunch. You can also expect about three to five hours of homework per day. In addition to classes and homework, students have the option of participating in tutoring, which is available Monday through Friday, and two language-based activities each week. Language-specific and program-wide events usually take place Monday through Friday, although some activities may be scheduled for the weekend.
All activities and program-wide events will be posted on the SILP Calendar.
Yes! SILP students are not required to get a MIIS ID, but will need a MIIS ID in order to check items out of the MIIS library and to benefit from community discounts for MIIS students. You may obtain a MIIS ID by bringing your Banner ID (given to you in your official acceptance letter) to the Security Office (#11 on the MIIS map).
The climate of Monterey is regulated by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. As a result, Monterey’s average high temperature rangesfrom around 60° Fahrenheit (16° Celsius) in winter to 72° Fahrenheit (22° Celsius) during the summer months. Summers in Monterey are generally cool and foggy in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. In general, students should be prepared for the weather to change regularly. You should bring clothes for layering, closed-toed shoes, pants, and at least one good jacket or coat for the evening.
MIIS Language Studies (LS) offers language classes at the 200, 300, and 400 level in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. MIIS language classes emphasize learning in language. For more information, click here.
For questions about studying a language with MIIS LS after SILP, please reach out to your LS coordinator. If you are unsure of who to reach out to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help direct you to your LS coordinator.