Virtual Language Training Programs

Virtual Language Training: At-A-Glance

Virtual, one-on-one instruction
for personalized learning
Flexible hours and schedule
Experienced language instructors
from CET's on-site programs
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Whether you’re a CET alumnus looking to maintain your language gains from abroad, a total beginner interested in a new language, or a working professional aiming to attain a certain level of proficiency, Virtual Language Training is tailored to suit your needs and interests. 

Program Options


Customize Your Training

Choose hourly custom language training packages or up the ante with a for-credit language course that follows a CET syllabus.

Customize your training program to fit your learning goals and schedule. You get live, one-on-one virtual sessions with a CET language instructor, scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

The pace, content, and even how you learn is up to you. Focus on a specific realm of vocabulary or mode of learning. Need to improve your listening skills? Want to get back to where you were post-study abroad? We can help with that. Or if you’re a total beginner looking to jumpstart your language learning, we can help you get started on the right foot.

Hourly Packages

Choose the amount of language training that best suits your goals:

  • 20 hours (approx. 2 hours/week)
  • 40 hours (approx. 4 hours/week)
Note: The approximated hours per week is based on your total language hours over a 10-week period. You can distribute your total language hours according to your own needs. 

Looking for more structured learning with proof of all you’ve accomplished? Opt for for-credit virtual instruction. This option provides oneonone virtual sessions with a CET instructor that follows a college-level language syllabus.

Use the same textbooks, materials, and assignments completed by CET study abroad students. Access CET’s learning management system. This option typically requires more hours per week in session and out-of-class preparation time as you complete assignments for a grade. At the end of your hard work, though, you receive a transcript from the University of Minnesota. Plus, if you’re studying Arabic, you receive an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Certificate as another objective measure of your language progress and level.

for-credit learning Options:
  • Modern Standard Arabic (6 credits); all levels available
  • Modern Standard Arabic + Jordanian Dialect (9 credits); all levels available
  • Chinese (4 or 9 credits); all levels available

Choose your own adventure with CET

Custom one-on-one learning. This is the epitome of tailored language learning. With one-on-one sessions, the pace, content, and even how you learn is up to you. Choose to have homework assignments or opt for local TV and music to be integrated into your sessions. Focus on a specific realm of vocabulary like business or politics. Or simply get started learning a new language or refresh dormant skills from previous years. Whatever your goal might be, we’re here to help you achieve it.

Experienced instructors. Get the top-tier quality of CET language instruction from the comfort of your home. Our teachers are passionate, invested in your progress, and experienced in effective virtual instruction. And because each of them comes from a study abroad background, you get an unparalleled level of expertise in your one-on-one sessions. 

Class in Session

Your language training hours are live, online, and on your terms. Work with your instructor to design a 10-week training program that works for you—commit to the same number of weekly hours, front-load your sessions, or even schedule around busy weeks in your calendar. Once your schedule is set, you and your instructor meet regularly to get after your language goals.

*Please note that instructors work in different time zones across the world.


"I would not be able to study at this level if it wasn't for this program. It's very rare to find a good program like this that doesn't require you to travel somewhere for a large span of time or to be enrolled in an academic institution."
"My Arabic proficiency has dramatically increased, considering I had absolutely no knowledge of the language 2 months ago. The staff was phenomenal and so welcoming. I would rate my teacher and academic partner a 10/10. My director was very kind as well. Hopefully, when it is safe to travel, I can actually visit Jordan in person."
"Virtual Language Training (VLT) works very well for those like me who have have specific goals (HSK 6 prep, improving intermediate and advanced grammar, working on reading skills) and you have a full work schedule. VLT offers high-quality instruction, adapts to your needs, and can fit into a full-time work schedule."
"For the first time since learning Mandarin 3 years ago, I have never had the opportunity to challenge myself and utilize the language so much in class. I have always been so hesitant to speak it, which was why I struggled so much in the beginning, but after making countless mistakes and the professors being super patient, it has helped me better formulate sentences in Mandarin and improved my listening skills."
"I can have spontaneous conversations in Arabic and am more comfortable speaking with native speakers, which means a lot to me. That was my desired outcome coming into this program, and I felt as though it was achieved."
"Leading up to the course, I specified that I wanted to only learn about cultural and political issues in China, as opposed to studying more colloquial or day to day topics. Lin Laoshi did not disappoint and provided me with an amazing 11 topics that were all intimate looks into Chinese culture. I also love how she often provided me with 2-3 topic options every time we transitioned topics, allowing me to really choose topics that suited my interests."
"My Chinese language level has greatly increased over the course of this class. I feel so happy that I can once again speak and understand in a level of Chinese that I feel is even higher when I was in university. This course did not require me to go to China, and thus I was able to participate in a very high-level language course that I would never find in rural Wisconsin."
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Program Fees

Fees vary by enrolled hours and program selected.

  • 20 hours: $1,100 ($55/hour)
  • 40 hours: $2,000 ($50/hour)
  • Modern Standard Arabic (6 credits): $3,750
  • Modern Standard Arabic + Jordanian Dialect (9 credits): $4,790
  • Mandarin Chinese (4 credits): $3,250
  • Mandarin Chinese (9 credits): $4,970

How to Enroll

•  Must be 16 or older
• Students currently enrolled at a university must have home institution approval
•  Open to language learners of all levels—from total beginners to advanced learners with specific goals.

Register through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about your language goals and current enrollment status, if any. 



For Chinese:

Have a question? Get in touch!

Annie Belleville

Student Services Coordinator
[email protected]

For Arabic:

Have a question? Get in touch!

Melanie MacKenzie

Manager, Student Services 
[email protected]

Price Subject to Change:

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.

CET Jordan: Academic Consultation Board

Over the years, we’ve built a strong network of locally-based faculty that we’re proud to call our peers. These faculty make up our Academic Consultation Board—a select group of local voices and thought leaders that help advise and shape components of the CET Jordan program. 

Board members support the program in many ways, including but not limited to:


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