The normal way of taking the course is to walk through the lesson plans and quizzes that have been laid out so that the student can watch a video, study the material, and then quiz themselves for each lesson online. There are also a couple of other tests at appropriate places in the lessons so that the student can get feedback from the professor as to how they are doing along the way. While our language classes are designed similarly to an online class in that students can do everything from home, these classes have also been designed as a “hybrid” course, in that the professor will have office hours when tutoring and other lectures will be made available as supplemental (but not required) to the online material. Each semester the professor will make his office schedule available and students can contact the professor to work out times to discuss the course content and their progress. All students including those studying at a distance are free to interact with the professor via phone, email, or an online forum.