The summer language courses will follow a cohort model, facilitating the personal connections that are often lacking in virtual spaces. Small groups will walk through the material together, engaging many different modes of learning, including: attending live web conferences, viewing recorded lectures, participating in virtual study groups, and joining cohort discussions. Our hope is that this multimodal cohort model will offset the inevitable challenges that come with learning a new language, no matter the format. We are confident that with this intentional approach, students in the online summer language program will experience meaningful learning and sincere community, even at a distance.
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 a total of approximately two hours per day that will be available at several different times to suit a variety of student schedules, as well as optional meetings for enrichment exercises. 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. We will announce more details about the schedule and timing for the required daily meetings in May so that you will have ample time to schedule accordingly. If you have additional questions about the summer language program, the anticipated schedule, or the technological requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those 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.