Self Placement

Since everyone's prior knowledge and skills will inevitably vary, there isn't a single right answer for where you should start, but we have come up with two ways by which you can find your best fit when starting with us:

 

  • Purchase a copy of Lectura (required for all Beginner and Intermediate courses) and read from the beginning. As you go along, it will get harder and harder and probably wade into unfamiliar territory for you. When you start to feel you are not understanding enough for your liking, find the course starting in the Unit closest to the Chapter number you reached. If you make it through to the end and don't get bogged down by the language, the Advanced course will be a great fit.

  • Take the Units 1-5 final exam (Students tab: "tests and answer keys") and compare your answers with the corresponding answer key. If you are happy with your results, take the next one: Units 6-10, and keep going until you start to identify your gaps. Find the course that corresponds with the test that gave you trouble. If you test through Units 26-30 and feel comfortable with your results, the Advanced course will be a great fit.

Course Breakdown:

Traditional Pace or Fast Track?

Traditional Pace: 1 day per week

1 Unit = 4 weeks (20 weeks per course)

  • Sample Schedule for complete beginners:

    • Beginner 1: Jan - May 2023 (20 weeks)

    • Beginner 2: Jul - Nov 2023 (20 weeks)

    • Beginner 3: Jan - May 2024 (20 weeks)

    • Intermediate 1: Jul - Nov 2024 (20 weeks)

    • Intermediate 2: Jan - May 2025 (20 weeks)

    • Intermediate 3: Jul - Nov 2025 (20 weeks)

    • Advanced: Jan - ??? 2026 (2+ years)

Fast Track: 5 days per week

1 Unit = 5 days (5 weeks per course)

  • Sample Schedule for complete beginners:

    • Beginner 1: Jan - Feb 2023 (5 weeks)

    • Beginner 2: Feb - Mar 2023 (5 weeks)

    • Beginner 3: Mar - Apr 2023 (5 weeks)

    • Intermediate 1: Apr - May 2023 (5 weeks)

    • Intermediate 2: Jul - Aug 2023 (5 weeks)

    • Intermediate 3: Aug - Sep 2023 (5 weeks)