Here are some clarifications to the instructions and conditions for the online lessons and end-of-year exam:
Each student of the online lessons should post at least one message per week in the discussion threads of the lessons being followed. If no messages have been posted for 2 weeks, and no valid reason has been given (pressure of work, health problem, etc.), the student will be unregistered from the lessons.
New students should begin by participating in the first lesson of their chosen level, and then follow the remaining lessons in sequence, from the second to the tenth. A year of online lessons starts in September and ends in June. Once January has passed, it is too late to be able to follow the full year of online lessons from start to completion. Registrations to the Students group are open from September to January. Prospective students arriving after January can still usefully download the lessons and begin to work on them privately, so as to be ready to participate in the online lessons when they restart in September.
The courses are held in 4 languages: French, Italian, English and Spanish. Other languages are not accepted, owing to a lack of suitable forums.
Students may participate in the lessons of their choice on the forum of their choice, as long as they can express themselves well in the language of the forum in which they are participating. This will be judged by the moderators of the relevant forum, who can refuse a student who does not express himself in an understandable manner in the language of that forum. For example, if a French student wishes to follow the online lessons on the Italian forum, but cannot express himself correctly in Italian, he will be unregistered from the lessons by the moderators of the Italian forum.
Students are asked to submit a video for the end-of-year exam, rather than an MP3. This allows the judging panel to better assess the student's skills.
Only one recording will be allowed per candidate, and you have 3 days to post what you feel is your best. Any second or further entries will be systematically removed by the moderators.
Good luck for the exam!