The summer language courses will follow a cohort model, facilitating personal connections no matter where you are. Small groups will walk through the material together, engaging many different modes of learning, including: participating in small groups on zoom, watching recorded lecture videos, meeting with a tutor virtually one-on-one, and working through vocabulary and translation exercises independently and at your own pace.
To allow for maximum flexibility to suit a wide variety of learner’s schedules, the bulk of the course will be taught asynchronously, with lectures, exercises, and quizzes watched and completed at a time of each student’s convenience each day. There will also be small group meetings for 90 minutes per day that will be available at different times to suit student schedules, as well as optional meetings for enrichment exercises.
The classes are offered in two formats—online and in a hybrid model. In the fully online version, all parts of the course—lectures, small groups, activities, assessments—take place online. In the hybrid version, students participate in an in-person small group (precept) on campus most class days. All other parts of the course (lectures, activities, assessments) are online. Select the small group section that best fits your needs and location.
While students should expect to devote a significant amount of time to the course, the online format will allow students much more flexibility in how they allocate that time throughout the day than a traditional classroom format. If you have additional questions about the summer language program or the technological requirements, please email [email protected].
For those in degree programs who choose to enroll in a summer language course, you should plan to enroll in a fall semester course in which to continue your new language skills. You may keep your Hebrew fresh through the one-credit OT1153 Hebrew Translation course and/or with any Hebrew exegesis course with the prefix OT34XX. For Greek, the options are NT1153 Greek Translation and/or any Greek exegesis course with the prefix NT34XX.