MLL's intensive introductory language program is one of the striking features of the Kenyon curriculum, and has received special attention in Fiske's and other college guides. The Kenyon Intensive Language Model (KILM), with its two hours of daily instruction, aims to immerse the student in the target language and culture. The consistent use of the target language,combined with a dramatic, active, and contextual approach to learning, and the opportunity to work with trained student Apprentice Teachers (ATs) in small practice sessions facilitates the teaching of one and a half to two years of college-level language instruction in one year.
A foreign language is acquired only as a consequence of using that
language. KILM classroom activities aim at dispelling inhibitions and
encouraging language use in meaningful and communicative contexts. For each
meeting with the professor, there is a session with a Kenyon undergraduate
apprentice teacher working with a group of approximately eight students. Work