International Programs, New College is offering short transition online learning modules to incoming multilingual undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The short course learning modules focus on building specific language and communication skills that students need to handle academic work. Module features include synchronous and asynchronous student and instructor interaction, instructor feedback on student learning, and direction to university supports to promote student self-regulated learning.
Each module spans one week from Monday to Friday and includes 10 hours of expected commitment from participants. They are stand-alone, so students can register for any one, two, or three modules, depending on what students want to improve and prepare for in upcoming courses. Each module includes daily live lectures that exemplify the skill focus and self-study tasks for students to apply to materials related to their undergraduate program area. Each day, the instructor interacts with students and their work. All modules lead to the submission of a small assignment for detailed feedback.