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
    • Link to Notes

    • Due Day 1: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #2

    • Due Day 2: Highlight the "Four Approaches Checklists" (Four Approaches & Styles)

    • Due Day 3: Complete "Self-Assessment Checklist"

    • Due Day 3: Language Program Planning Workbook — Part A (Four Approaches and Styles)

    • Due Day 3: Am I Still Me? (LanguaCulture & Identity)

    • Due Day 3: Complete Phonetics Homework Section A

    • Due Day 4: Read "Working with Language Helpers" and Complete Chart

    • Due Day 4: Complete Phonetics Homework Section B

    • Due Day 4: Complete "LanguaCulture" Reflection Paper (LanguaCulture & Identity)

    • Due Day 5: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online

    • Due Day 5: Read "Participant Observation" Article (PLACE)

    • Due Day 5: Complete Phonetics Chart (Phonetics)

    • Due Day 6: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online

    • Day 6: Collect Pictures for Photobook Assignment

    • Due Day 6: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #3

    • Due Day 6: Complete Phonetics Homework Section C

    • Due Day 7: Read "Preparing for Language School in a Cross-Cultural Setting" Article

    • Due Day 7: Language Program Planning Workbook — Part B

    • Due Day 7: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online

    • Due Day 7: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #4

    • Due Day 7: Complete Phonetics Homework Section D

    • Due Day 8: Complete Lesson Plan for Language Helper Session #5

    • Due Day 8: Complete Phonetics Homework Sections E & F

    • Due Day 9: Familiarize yourself with PLACE online

    • Due Day 9: Language Program Planning Workbook — Part C

    • Due Day 10: Read "Language and Language Learning: Orientation for Learners and Teachers"

    • Due Day 10: Read “Motivation, Morale and Commitment in Language Learning”

  2. 2
    • Course Evaluation

    • Facilitator Evaluations

    • CIT 2.0 Sign up

  3. 3
    • Due One Week After SLA Ends: Language Program Planning Workbook — Final