These are 12 weeks of lessons designed to provide lots of good input and output practice on many relevant topics and tasks with a language partner. The main idea is to provide learners an opportunity to learn and practice new language in a “secure nest” environment. This should allow for quicker learning and subsequent application to what’s used in real life. The goal is for learners to reach basic conversational fluency [ACTFL Intermediate] when the lessons are combined with learning the grammar and using the language in daily conversations.
These lessons provide learners focused opportunities to learn basic topics and tasks with a language helper, and then use what they learn in daily life situations.
The lessons are divided into six periods of two-weeks each with specific outcomes for each period. Learners should view these outcomes as 14-day goals to reach. For best results, learners should submit an audio for review demonstrating these outcomes in their personal speech and dialogue. This is a great way to show progress and get helpful feedback.