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.
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.
Choose the amount of language training that best suits your goals:
Looking for more structured learning with proof of all you’ve accomplished? Opt for for-credit virtual instruction. This option provides one–on–one 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.
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.
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.
Fees vary by enrolled hours and program selected.
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.
This is a basic self-assessment that helps us get a better idea of where your existing language proficiency stands. Not required for absolute language beginners.
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.