Academic policies

Student Responsibilities

We have put together a packet detailing important information and responsibilities for CLP students.

Responsibility packet (PDF format)


A basic aspect of tutorial self-instructional language study is daily preparation for active participation in all tutorial sessions.

Students typically meet two hours a week (depending on language) in small tutorial sessions (from 4 to 7 students) with target-language speakers who serve as "Tutors" for the target language. During these sessions the text and supplemental materials are personalized and structurally reinforced.

Tutors are not instructors. Instead they lead students through intensive practice in structures and vocabulary of the current and previous lessons. They also provide correction of errors and encouragement.

Pro-Active (oral) preparation for each tutorial class is required.

Lack of preparation impedes progress as much as an absence. For each class for which a student is absent or unprepared will result in a five point deduction from the final grade. The first two classes absent are exempt. Please note there are no “excused absences."

In the event of an absence, the student is responsible for the material to be reviewed in the following tutorial session.