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The ULAT is a three-year language program based on the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence.  It imitates the natural means by which one learns one’s native language, first laying a strong oral foundation to ensure that students actually learn to speak their new language, before moving on to elementary reading and then finally  to writing.  For the second consecutive year, the magazine Practical Homeschooling has awarded the ULAT its iLearn award as the nation’s leader among online interactive programs in terms of user satisfaction.

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1. Using the ULAT in a homeschooling setting:

2. Using the ULAT in schools:

3. Using the ULAT in a co-op


General Information

USERNAME AND PASSWORD

The first 15 lessons in the ULAT program are provided to you free of charge and therefore do not require the use of a username and password. You are assigned a username and password upon subscribing to the ULAT, but will not be obliged to use them until you reach lesson 1.16.

WHAT THE ULAT IS … AND ISN’T

The award-winning ULAT program is highly effective and time-tested foreign language curriculum, whose graduates have enjoyed excellent college placement and advanced placement results. It is not, however, a program that keeps track of students’ progress through their lessons nor which corrects and grades the students’ work. Students simply remember the lesson they last completed and pick up at the same point the next time they return to the program. Though accompanied by hundreds of instructional videos, the ULAT is nonetheless primarily curriculum and, as feedback from teachers and students attests, among the very best and most effective that exists.

LENGTH OF A LESSON

Some lessons can be studied sufficiently in a single day, others will take as long as four days. Consequently, determine how much time you intend to devote to foreign language study each day and then, when that much time has transpired on any given day, simply stop your study at that point of the current lesson and then pick up your work the next day where you left off.

COMPLETING ONE YEAR OF STUDY

Generally speaking, if you devote 45 minutes per day to studying the ULAT lessons, you will complete one year of study in approximately 180 days of class.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

In the video found at the beginning of each lesson, an instructor will go through the lesson with the students, performing the lesson’s activities with them and providing helpful explanations.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

After watching the instructional video at the start of the lesson, and participating in the activities it proposes, the students are to work independently through the lesson, doing the activities that follow the video.

RED-BORDERED IMAGES

Be sure to click on any image containing a red border, as it will either play a sound or open a video clip.

TESTS

The image of a stop sign appears at the top of any lesson containing a test. By clicking on the stop sign, students can bypass all of the lesson’s activities and go directly to the test.

TEST ANSWER GUIDES

Lessons concluding with a test will usually contain four forms of that test. A video providing the correct answers to the oral tests is found at the end of the test. A button exists at the end of each written test that reveals its correct answers.

TIME TO GET STARTED

Here is how you can try out the ULAT before subscribing. The first 15 lessons are provided free of charge. Click here and then select the language you wish to study. This will take you to the Table of Contents for the first 15 lessons. From there, click on the green button next to lesson 1.1 … and you’re off and running!