Upon completion of the course, students will know the rules of sound interchange, be able to form grammatically correct sentences, as well as to use comparisons of adjectives, common and proper nouns and cardinal and ordinal numbers. Students will know how to write, read and comprehend through listening.
In case of selecting the regular program, one lesson will be covered in a week, and the course will be completed in 9 weeks, including the orientation week. In the case of selecting the slow-mode program, one lesson will be covered in two weeks, and the course will be completed in 16 weeks, including the orientation week.
Orientation Week Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in the introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
Lessons 1-8 (Quizzes and exercises)
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments. Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.
Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following:
20% - participation
20% - assignments
30% - midterm exam
30% - final exam
Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the illustration-writing, listening method, as well as the top-down method. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.
No hardcopy texts are required. Selected online resources will be included as part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments. The online resources are drawn from the publicly available professional language literature, academic curricula, recent publications in professional journals, and educational material used in schools.