Throughout the academic year PLC offers a series of language courses with a business language focus. These courses will meet in class and on-line with support from AdobeConnect. Using web-based technology, students have a unique opportunity to gain the language skills necessary to communicate with their instructor and peers in the target language. The majority of the curriculum is delivered face-to-face, and there are supplemental materials to be worked with online at home. Every class meets twice a week for one hour on campus, and twice a week in real time online. An additional hour of conversational practice via on-line tools may be scheduled every week. The instructor communicates with students in real time, provides feedback to the students throughout the course and is available to help students in the on-line learning environment.
The fee for the class is $475 (to be paid separately from the Wharton tuition bill) and includes all the course materials.
Before the first class, each student is trained to be able to operate the on-line learning tools to participate in the course. Students use the computers to complete their assignments and to communicate with their instructor and work on collaborative projects. On-going technical support will be available to all students 24/7.
Language Placement and Proficiency
On-site placement testing will be available upon request. If, after a placement test, you find the level inappropriate, you may move to an appropriate class. Upon completion of the language course, you may take a proficiency examination. The results of the exam will be accompanied by a letter from the PLC and Wharton certifying your level of proficiency.
Course Contents and Levels
The following language courses will be offered. Please note that non-credit language courses only cover a portion of material usually covered during a semester-long for credit course.
Other language courses are available on demand and require an enrollment minimum of six students. Private tutoring arrangements are available upon request.
Each non-credit course will meets for a total of six weeks. The exact schedules will be posted at a later time.
All language courses address the 5 Cs of the ACTFL standard (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The instruction is balanced between the thematic and communicative approach to learning language.
Registration & Payment Process
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Registration and $75 non-refundable deposit due
one week prior to the beginning of the course. Balance due by second meeting day of class. Your deposit will reserve a place for your participation in the course and will be credited against the full tuition. Payment must be made to the Penn Language Center directly (credit card or by mailing it to address above).
Please be advised that to offer at least one class in any language, a minimum of six students must request instruction in that language. As a consequence, it is possible that lack of interest may preclude the offering of some classes. PLC will do its best to accommodate the needs of all students. Contact Penn Language Center for
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