Curriculum and Learning Journey

Teaching Terra’s curriculum is designed to help you learn in an individualized manner— so that you truly comprehend the material you’ve mastered.

The Learning Journey

Each student creates an account, and is paired with a volunteer instructor from our organization.

This instructor will likely be a well-qualified high school or university student that must meet our GPA requirements and must submit several teacher recommendations, and must always follow our expectations and guidelines.

The instructor is provided with the correct answers to all of the activities and guidelines, as well as explanations to each answer. The instructor’s main role is to guide the student through each lesson, and reviews incorrect answers to lessons, homework, quizzes, and exams.

If the student feels uncomfortable or unsatisfied with the instructor’s conduct, they are welcome to contact us through the “Get Involved” page and we will reassign the student to a new instructor.

The Blueprint

Our curriculum offers three levels of mastery:
1. Novice
2. Intermediate
3. Advanced
To determine what level a student starts out at, the student will complete a diagnostic exam.

Each level is separated by an End Exam, which is a 90 minute timed exam that assesses the student on the material covered within that level. The student must score an 85% or above on the exam in order to advance to the next level.

Each level has 18 total lessons, divided into 3 groups of 6 lessons. At the end of every 6 lessons, there is a Diagnostic Quiz to help the student understand what material they have or have not absorbed from the previous lessons.

If there are any topics of concern expressed on the diagnostic quiz, those topics will be reiterated and stressed in the following lessons before the End Exam.

Each individual lesson is also paired with a homework activity that reiterates the material learned from that respective lesson.

What’s in each lesson?

Each lesson has two components:
1. Grammar
2. Real Skills

Grammar is simple. It’s the rules that govern the structure of each language, and the foundation of all language usage.

Real skills is a little more complicated. It’s the fluency in which the individual can use the language. This includes, but is not limited to:
1. The comfort and proficiency at which the individual can
hold spontaneous interpersonal conversation.
2. The comfort and proficiency at which the individual can
speak presentationally.
3. The comfort and proficiency at which the individual can
write interpersonally.
4. The comfort and proficiency at which the individual can
write presentationally.
5. The comfort and proficiency at which the individual can
analyze and decipher figurative writing.

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