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Danbanke 单班课 (Private Tutorial)

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IUP's signature danbanke (private tutorial) remains a critical part of all IUP language programs. Students attend their danbanke five times a week for one hour to work on individual problems, e.g. tones, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc., and to review the lessons covered in their group classes. After students have demonstrated a high level of language proficiency, they may use their danbanke to focus on topics of their choice. Typically during the Academic Year, the danbanke during Modules I and II (see Calendar) are reserved for identifying and improving problem areas. During Modules III and IV, students are given more freedom to choose their own topics and materials for their danbanke.

Students who receive high scores on the placement exam (taken shortly after arrival at IUP) will be allowed to tailor their danbanke to meet their needs from the first module. Students may use materials similar to their research interests, but they may not use the danbanke to conduct research.

While the Semester and Summer programs are shorter, the aforementioned guidelines apply to these programs as well.