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16 + 16 Session Full Year Courses

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These 16 + 16 session full year courses are for high school and middle school* students wishing to learn and practice Italian online.

 

Most schools require students to complete two courses during the school year (16 + 16 session courses equivalent to two semesters.)

Other schools require only one course per school year (16 sessions equivalent to one semester).

 

Students get assignments and written homework corrections, complete audio recordings, receive personalized feedback and grades by a US certified teacher, take a midterm test and a final exam.

 

*Middle school students complete a simplified version of the course.

 

Description - Course Program and Objectives - Teachers - Assessment and Certifications - Technical Requirements and FAQ

- Fees and Registration

Key Facts
Courses: Italian I, Italian II, Italian III, Italian IV
Dates: According to student needs - self-paced
Includes: 16 +16 asynchronous sessions, 10 self-administered lessons with exercises and exams, 8 assignments, written homework corrections, personalized feedback and grades from the teacher

8 audio-lessons with Pronunciation Guides and Voice Recorder, personalized feedback and grades from the teacher

Progress report (available online 24/7)
Mid-term test, final exam
Educational Materials: Online access to self-study interactive language lessons, audio files, pronunciation guides, exercises, grammar, glossary and learning activities

 

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Description

In these courses students follow online asynchronous sessions, complete self-administered language lessons with exercises and exams, write their assignments, record their voice in the audio lessons, and upload their assignments and recordings for correction. The teacher evaluates the work of the students, grades it and posts corrections and feedback online.

 

The courses include: 16 + 16 asynchronous sessions, 10 self-administered lessons with exercises and exams, 8 assignments, 8 audio lessons, a midterm test, a final exam and other educational materials provided during the course.

 

See sample of a session: Tutored Course - Beginner 1, session 1

 

8 assignments: students post assignments in the Class Forum. The teacher posts corrections and feedback in the Class Forum and in the student's Progress Report (available online 24/7).

 

8 audio-lessons: students complete self-administered audio lessons with a Pronunciation Guide and Voice Recorder. Students upload their recording for the teacher for evaluation and grading. Students are required to have a headset/microphone combination for the audio lessons.

 

Pronunciation and recording
Image of Pronunciation Guide and Voice Recorder

 

Students who wish to practice more, upon request can participate in an online group class with a fixed-time schedule, and meet with a CyberItalian teacher for conversation and questions regarding the Italian language and culture.

 

Students can see their grades and personalized feedback anytime in the Progress Report (available online 24/7).

 

Progress report page


Sample of Progress Report
(depending on the course you take the format of the report might vary slightly)

 

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Course Program and Objectives
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Teachers

CyberItalian’s digital curriculum and courses are utilized for Founders Education’s Italian courses. Students are evaluated by Founders Education certified teachers. Founders Education is accredited by AdvancEd's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

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Assessment and Certifications

Having a variety of educational materials and activities, students are graded in different areas of study:

  • Self-Administered Exercise in the Lessons - 10% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Self-Administered Exams in the Lessons - 20% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Audio Lesson Recordings - 20% weight - for participation, effort to speak and quality of communication (organized, clear, fluent)
  • Assignments - 20% weight based on form and number of mistakes, grammar, accuracy, and overall sophistication in language and expression (40% of the assignment grade), effort and quality of homework, thesis, examples, original ideas (40% of the assignment grade), organization, style, expression (20% of the assignment grade)
  • Mid-term Test - 10% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Final Exam - 20% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers.

In the Self-administered Exercises included in the lessons, students receive an automatic score based on the percentage of correct answers. For educational purposes, these self-administered exercises can be taken several times (in this case, each time the student will have to re-enter the entire text in the exercise); the latest score of each exercise will be recorded over the previous one.

 

In the Self-administered Exams included in the lessons, students receive an automatic score based on the percentage of correct answers; only the score of the first time you take the exam will be recorded.

 

Grades are given in numbers with the following values:

 

97 - 100 Excellent, achievement surpasses the basic requirements of the course. Superior.
93 - 96 Excellent.
90 - 92 Very good. Almost Excellent.
87 - 89 Good, student fulfills all requirements. Better than Above Average, but not quite A- work.
83 - 86 Above Average.
80 - 82 Average Almost Above Average.
77 - 79 Slightly Better than Average.
73 - 76 Average.
70 - 72 Slightly Lower than Average.
67 - 69 Below Average, but making progress.
63 - 66 Below Average student approaches the standard requirements for the course.
60 - 62 Almost failing.
Below Failing.

 

The Final Report (XLS format) with ALL scores, final average grade and feedback from the teacher is issued for all courses (8 Session Recovery, 6+6 Session Expedited, 16+16 Session Full Year, and AP®).

Please note: in order to access the courses you need to register via Founders Education. See Founders Education Policies and Procedures

 

Founders Education is accredited by AdvancEd's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

To speak to a Founders Education representative please call 866.433.8237 (toll free) or 215.283.0380

 

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Technical Requirements and FAQ

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Fees and Registration

Please note: in order to access the courses you need to register via Founders Education.

 

To speak to a Founders Education representative please call 866.433.8237 (toll free) or 215.283.0380 or contact us for other questions.

 

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