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|JulietM 7 posts||
I know my course is 120 hrs - however, there is no guidance on how long you should spend each day or how long each module or checkpoint should take.
I am frustrated at the little information you are given when you start. There is no package to download, no detailed information on the levels - beginner to advanced - where should I find this.
How do I know what (in depth) they can or can't do at each level? Is there a list of words/tenses etc. for each level?
At the moment I am spending 3-4 hours after work each night and am quite exhausted. Any advice would be appreciated.
|samleong 9 posts||
I'll try to help where I can..
You're given 3 months access when you sign up. 120hrs online (or 100hrs online + 20hrs classroom if you're doing the combined) means you will need to spend, as a rough guide, 1hr20mins (or 1hr) per day. Modules vary in time spent, so they can take somewhere between 30mins to 4 hours each.
You're right in that there isn't much information with the levels. The information one is given has usually got to do with where they're at in their learning progression, rather than what material they are generically given at each level. In my opinion, the best source would be to look at the textbooks themselves. In most cases, textbooks are part of the students' syllabus and it forms the basis of preparing the lesson plans; it's a roadmap to what you want the student to achieve by the end of the year.
Hope this helps a little!