What you'll learn

The Language Acquisition course will help your entire family develop the skills, methods, techniques, and attitudes to learn another language.

  • Learn how to use phonetics techniques to gain speech flexibility and prepare the mouth to learn new, foreign sounds.

  • Discover your individual learning style and the role it plays in language learning.

  • Practice your newly learned language-learning methods with native speakers.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Beta Test

    • How to Navigate This Course

    • Welcome!

    • Course Syllabus

    • Read the CIT Participant Handbook

    • Contacting Your Facilitator

    • Add a Picture to Your Profile

  2. 2
    • Discussion: Getting to Know Each Other

    • Complete Language Learning Style Profiles #1-3

    • Complete Language Learning Style Profile #4

    • Complete the SLA Attitudes Assessment

    • Report Your Results (intro)

    • Report Your Results (survey)

  3. 3
    • Due Monday: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #2

    • Due Tuesday: Highlight the "Four Approaches Checklists" (Four Approaches & Styles)

    • Due Wednesday: Complete "Self-Assessment Checklist"

    • Due Wednesday: Language Program Planning Workbook — Part A (Four Approaches and Styles)

    • Due Wednesday: Am I Still Me? (LanguaCulture & Identity)

    • Due Wednesday: Complete Section A (Phonetics)

    • Due Thursday: Read "Working with Language Helpers" and Complete Chart

    • Due Thursday: Complete "LanguaCulture" Reflection Paper (LanguaCulture & Identity)

    • Due Thursday: Complete Section B (Phonetics)

    • Due Friday: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online (PLACE)

    • Due Friday: Read "Participant Observation" Article (PLACE)

    • Due Friday: Complete Phonetics Chart (Phonetics)

  4. 4
    • Due Monday: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online (PLACE)

    • Due Monday: Take Pictures for Photobook Assignment

    • Due Monday: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #3

    • Due Monday: Complete Section C (Phonetics)

    • Due Tuesday: Read "Preparing for Language School in a Cross-Cultural Setting" Article

    • Due Tuesday: Language Program Planning Workbook- Part B

    • Due Tuesday: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online (PLACE)

    • Due Tuesday: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #4

    • Due Tuesday: Complete Section D (Phonetics)

    • Due Wednesday: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #5

    • Due Wednesday: Complete Sections E & F (Phonetics)

    • Due Thursday: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online (PLACE)

    • Due Thursday: Language Program Planning Workbook — Part C (Planning Workbook)

    • Due Friday: Read "Orientation for Learners and Teachers" (Components of Language Learning)

    • Due Friday: Read “Motivation, Morale & Commitment”

  5. 5
    • Due One Week After SLA Ends: Language Program Planning Workbook — Final