Individualized Instruction

Individualized Instruction for: Spanish | Portuguese | Quechua


Spanish Individualized Instruction (I.I.)

Spanish I.I. is a self-paced, mastery-based program of learning the language that is designed to mirror the courses offered in the classroom. Currently we offer 1103.51. The individualized and the classroom tracks have the same goals: to help the student achieve a certain degree of proficiency in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). However, Spanish I.I. differs from classroom courses in the following:

Mastery-based Learning

Because of the highly independent nature of language learning in the I.I. program, it is required that students perform at the level of 80% or better.

Variable Pacing

In I.I. you set your own pace of learning. Each unit will guide you step by step through the program, but you must work under deadlines. Self-motivated students do better in this type of program than those who may require exterior encouragement from a teacher.

Flexible Credit

The full Spanish 1103.51 course is worth 4 credit hours. In the classroom, these credit hours would be completed over a 14-week semester. In the Individualized Instruction program, you can spread those credits hours over more than one semester (or, conversely, you can finish one course and start another in the same semester). The number of credit hours earned depends on your learning pace. In Spanish I.I., one learning module is equivalent to one credit; each complete course comprises a total of 4 modules.

Flexible Meeting Times

All work in I.I. is done on an appointment basis. Deadlines are set for finishing each module and you make the required appointments when you are ready. How often you come in to see an instructor depends on how quickly you are working and how much additional help you need. It will also depend on available appointment times.

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Portuguese Individualized Instruction (I.I.)

Portuguese I.I. is a self-paced, mastery-based program of learning the language that is designed to mirror the courses offered in the classroom. The courses offered are Portuguese 1101.51, 1102.51, and 1103.51. The individualized and the classroom tracks have the same goals: to help the student achieve a certain degree of proficiency in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). However, Portuguese I.I. differs from classroom courses in the following:

Mastery-based Learning

Because of the highly independent nature of language learning in the I.I. program, we require that students perform at the level of 80% or better.

Variable Pacing

In I.I. you set your own pace of learning. Each unit will guide you step by step through the program, but you must work regularly! Self-motivated students do better in this type of program than those who need "exterior" encouragement (from a teacher or a deadline, for example).

Flexible Credit

One full course is worth 4 credit hours. In the classroom, these 4 hours would be completed over a 14-week semester. In the Individualized Instruction program, you can spread those credits hours over more than one semester (or, conversely, you can finish one course and start another in the same semester). The number of credit hours earned depends on your learning pace. You may earn anywhere between one and 12 credit hours per semester. In Portuguese I.I., one credit hour is equivalent to one module; each complete course comprises a total of 4 modules.

Flexible Meeting Times

All work in I.I. is done on an appointment basis. You set deadlines for finishing each module and make the required appointments when you are ready. You need to set your deadlines for each module with an instructor. How often you come in to see an instructor depends on how quickly you are working and how much additional help you need. It will also depend on available appointment times.

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