The program is designed to combine grammar with conversation, reading and writing practice. Furthermore, the school's books and teaching material will introduce students to the history, geography and culture.
The teaching methodology is fun, self-paced and ideally requires four to six weeks for students to develop basic communication skills.
Students are assessed and receive instruction at their appropriate level. Depending on the student's ability they will spend class time in any of the following activities:
• Pronunciation and discussion
• Reading and writing skills
• Listening and comprehension
• Cultural awareness
Students often combine classes in the study city with independent weekend field trips to small towns where the target language is primarily spoken. The local school staff is happy to provide students with information to facilitate these visits.