The ULAT is offering its beginning students free, live, weekly Spanish and French classes. Check out the information below for all the details:
To give students the opportunity to review content studied over the previous week, to view model conversation between instructors and guests, to engage in simulated conversation, to test comprehension and grammatical understanding and to respond to the questions of parents and teachers.
The classes take place Thursdays with French from 2:45 pm ET to 3:45 pm ET and Spanish from 4:00 pm ET to 5:00 pm ET. (Please be aware that the times refer to the Eastern Time Zone of the United States and Canada.)
Who can attend the classes?
All are welcome to attend – subscribers to the ULAT, who have access to the lessons being reviewed that week, and even non-subscribers for the first two weeks, as they can access the ULAT’s first 15 free lessons.
How can one sign up?
To sign up for the French class; click here.
To sign up for the Spanish class; click here.
What lessons should a student study prior to the next class on Sept. 17th?
ULAT lessons 1.13 to 1.16.
Will the students receive a grade for their participation in the class?
No, not from the ULAT. There will be a test taken each week during the class, but the ULAT instructor will not keep a record of the students’ test results, nor even be aware of them. He will simply provide and, if time permits, explain the test’s answers. Any recording of grades must be done by the student’s parent or teacher.
What role can parents and teachers play in the class?
First of all, we are looking for parents or family friends who are native or near native speakers of Spanish or French and who would be willing to participate in a simple interview which would be recorded and shown during the weekly class. Please let us know if you or a family friend would be willing to be interviewed.
Secondly, there is nothing better than for parents to learn the language along with their children, especially if they are not members of a co-op or have a teacher, as the parent can provide someone with whom to practice conversation.
Thirdly, during the class, the instructor will give the students a multiple choice test which a parent may want to monitor. As the ULAT instructor will not be keeping any kind of records regarding student performance, parents may want to be present to record their child’s results. Please be sure that students have paper and a pen or pencil present in order to take the test.
Finally, during the last 10 minutes of the class, the ULAT instructor will share suggestions with parents and teachers, so they may well want to be present at that time.