Online Courses for Language Coaches
Equipping you to help others learn another language and culture
ICCT offers fully online courses for those who work with on-field language and culture learners. Our goal is to equip coaches with practical preparation for helping their new and veteran personnel to become more successful language and culture learners.
We currently offer two non-credit coaching courses, each addressing a key topic, “Foundations of Language Coaching” and “Listen Up and Speak Out: Helping Learners Develop Oral Skills.” Our plan is to introduce one new topic each year while continuing to offer the earlier topics. Future courses include program development, learner assessment, helping learners to become more self-directed, strategies for language coaches and language learners, learning a new culture, and helping more advanced learners to keep progressing.
Foundations of Language Coaching
is the first in a series of online non-credit courses. It provides a very practical introduction to language coaching for new and experienced coaches. In 15 sessions over five weeks, participants gain basic principles and insights that will allow them to be more helpful in guiding their learners through the language learning process. This course is a pre-requisite for taking additional ICCT courses for coaches.
2014 – 2015 dates:
September 29 – October 31, 2014
February 23 - March 27, 2015
May 18 - June 19, 2015
September 7 - October 9, 2015
Listen Up and Speak Out: Helping Learners Develop Oral Skills. Good oral communication is essential for daily life and ministry. But how do learners develop strong listening and speaking skills in their new language? What do they need to learn and how can they best learn it? In 15 sessions over five weeks, this online non-credit course (1) equips language coaches with a basic understanding of the processes involved in learning the listening and speaking skills, (2) offers practical guidance for helping learners gain proficiency in listening comprehension, conversation, and speaking to groups, and (3) presents a wide range of learning activities that are most useful at each proficiency level. Prerequisite: Foundations of Language Coaching.
January 12 - February 13, 2015
April 6 - May 8, 2015
June 29 - July 31, 2015
October 19 - November 20, 2015
For additional information about each course, click on the links above.
Other ICCT Courses for Coaches and Learners
Online Second Language Acquisition: six times each year (three weeks for full-time study or six weeks for half-time study)