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Learning in a structured setting



A structured or formal language learning setting is one set up especially for the purpose of learning the language. Although we usually think of a language classroom and a teacher when we think of a structured setting, there are various possibilities.


Here are some options for learning in a structured setting:

  • Attend a language school.
  • Do independent study with prepared language learning materials.
  • Hire a tutor.
  • Structure your own language program.
Structured Programs

Here are some of the usual characteristics of structured programs:

  • Grade language material, and add new items only as fast as you can reasonably be expected to learn them.
  • Provide for you to learn in a controlled sequence.
  • Give a lot of practice to develop automatic control (drill and practice activities).
  • Add specific grammatical structures and vocabulary lists to language material.
  • Put an emphasis on accuracy.

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