A method and system provides procedures/routines to teach certain repertoires, such as reading, to learners without a teacher present. The various routines can be provided or implemented via a computer network, such as the Internet, so that multiple learners can access and use the routines. Feedback features take into account that the Internet is a medium where it is difficult to directly monitor the learner's activities during the course of various lessons provided by the routines. The routines may be implemented in a sequence of episodes, with each episode systematically building on the particular skills learned in a prior episode. Some of these routines include establishing routines, adduction routines, potentiating routines, composite routines, sequential composite routines, fluency routines, motivation routines, application routines, and the overall sequencing of these routines.