Live Environment Training (LET)

Live Environment Training is a language and cultural immersion training program conducted in a host nation to support intermediate to advanced language students. The training focuses on the student’s ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in the target language using participatory learning. Lesson plans are developed to focus on and enhance the student’s ability to fluidly speak in the target language and be understandable to native speakers. Student’s training includes a macro-to-micro-level comprehensive regional and cultural understanding of the location’s history, cultural nuances, regional norms, religion, politics, family structure, socioeconomics, normal criminal activities, demographics, and area dialects spoken other than the target language.

Instruction is conducted in the target language and is broken down into three categories: classroom instruction, task-based simulation instruction, and regional culture structured interactions.

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Classroom Instruction

Classroom instruction focuses on vocabulary and grammar enhancement in order to support the day’s task-based requirements/lessons.

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Task-based Instruction

Task-based instruction focuses on execution and skill development to ensure that the students improve their speaking and listening capabilities in the target language, along with having a better understanding of the regional and cultural aspects of the country and training region.

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Regional Instruction

Regional cultural interactions include visiting local restaurants, using public transportation, reading local media, securing lodging, and inquiring about specific items in local markets.   

LET locations: China, Korea, Taipei, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil, Spain, Panama, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, London, Senegal, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Dubai, and Morocco.