*The following schedule provides 120 training hours over 20 class days; times may vary depending on the time zone location of students and instructors.
|9:00 - 9:50 a.m.||Small-Group Discussion
Students in groups of two or three engage in discussions, debates and presentations related to current events and issues of relevance to communities where the target language is spoken.
|10:00 - 10:50 a.m.||Independent Coursework
Participants are given time each day to practice interpretation of authentic texts (reading and listening) at the 2+ and 3 levels, on contemporary topics of general interest in the target culture regarding military, security, economics, politics, science and technology, geography, society and culture. Teachers offer office hours and feedback sessions during this period.
|11:00 - 11:50 a.m.||Topic-Based Projects
In groups of two or three, students explore and create using the language they have drilled in homework and small group discussion. Projects may include producing an advertisement, commenting on or producing a social media post or clip about the morning’s topic.
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|1:00 - 1:50 p.m.||Interactive Operational and Cultural Activities
Participants work together to solve problems and accomplish practical tasks, or build their awareness of aesthetic preferences and values by interacting with cultural products and practices.
|2:00 - 2:50 p.m.||Interactive Operational and Cultural Activities (continued)|
|3:00 - 3:50 p.m.||Independent Interpretive Practice / Pre-reading|