For many of us as teachers of language, the intermediate level marks a crucial point in the students' learning. In colleges and universities in which a minimum language requirement imposes either one you two years of study, the intermediate level can make or break a student's desire to go on learning.
Butler, Kristine, "FLARR Pages #15: The Virtual Tourist: Travelogues from the Language Classroom" (1999). FLARR Pages. 31.