Participants will spend four hours a day
in the classroom increasing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In the afternoons and on weekends, students have individual tutori- als with regular out- of-class assignments requiring interaction with community members. Attendance is mandatory for all program activities.
AIIS language programs emphasize interaction with the local community and self-management of learning. Participants identify and prioritize their language learning needs and keep track of their language development. Students are encouraged
to stay with host families to enhance their language learning.