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   * {{:​lace_field_manual_2_pdf.pdf|Language Acquisition for Cross-cultural Effectiveness}} ​ (LACE)   * {{:​lace_field_manual_2_pdf.pdf|Language Acquisition for Cross-cultural Effectiveness}} ​ (LACE)
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   * {{:​phonetics_manual_-_lace_version1.pdf|Phonetics Manual - LACE Version}}   * {{:​phonetics_manual_-_lace_version1.pdf|Phonetics Manual - LACE Version}}
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   * [[http://​missionarytraining.org/​resource.htm#​LrnOthLang|How to Learn Another Language]]. A practical guide written by Dr. Betty Sue Brewster based on the LAMP method. For learning almost any language. Some missionaries find LAMP too cumbersome: this handy simplified version gives all the essentials   * [[http://​missionarytraining.org/​resource.htm#​LrnOthLang|How to Learn Another Language]]. A practical guide written by Dr. Betty Sue Brewster based on the LAMP method. For learning almost any language. Some missionaries find LAMP too cumbersome: this handy simplified version gives all the essentials
  
 ===== Training in Language Acquisition ===== ===== Training in Language Acquisition =====
  
-  * {{:​introduction_to_language_learning.pptx|Introduction to self-directed language learning}} ​ (PowerPoint presentation) - developed by Beth E., a L&O Coordinator for one of our fields+  * {{:​introduction_to_language_learning.pptx|Introduction to self-directed language learning}} ​ (PowerPoint presentation) - developed by Beth E., a former ​L&O Coordinator for one of our fields 
 +  * [[https://​www.missiontools.org/​resources/​language-reboot/​|Language Reboot]] > a one-week online course from Grow2Serve. The course asks you to** invest 4-6 hours of learning time over an 8-day period. **//​Language Reboot// ​ is designed for those who are currently living in a language-learning context, are committed to language fluency for the sake of effective cross-cultural Gospel ministry, and have already spent at least 6 months in an intentional program of language learning for at least 10 hours a week. If you are a current, experienced language learner and are committed to living and serving well in your cross-cultural context, this would be a good course for you.
  
-  * [[http://www.missionprep.ca/programs/​plants|PLANTS]], a two week course ​in second ​language ​acquisition at Mission Preplocated in Toronto, Canada. +<WRAP center round box 85%> \\ A recommendation from one of our new workers who took the Language Reboot course"I did the language reboot class about a year ago, and I found it really helpfulThe main way it was helpful was in giving me a chance to sit down, evaluate my current approach/stateand then help me come up with renewed vision and goals for how to move forward. I appreciated that it approached language learning from the spiritual standpoint, and seemed really holistic (there was section on spiritual and relational dynamics ​in relation to language ​learningnot just the mechanics of it)It was also nice that it wasn't too long and a huge time commitment ​just enough to "​reset"​ thingsThey did try to also give us some more resources ​I haven'​t found myself really using those, but others might find it helpful."​ \\ </WRAP>
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-  * [[http://​cit-online.org/adult-program/courses/​|Second Language Acquisition]],​ a two week course at Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC+
  
 +  * [[http://​www.missionprep.ca/​programs/​plants|PLANTS]],​ a two-week course in second language acquisition at Mission Prep, located in Toronto, Canada.
 +  * [[http://​cit-online.org/​adult-program/​courses/​|Second Language Acquisition]],​ a two-week course at Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC
   * [[https://​www.wheaton.edu/​academics/​academic-centers/​institute-for-cross-cultural-training/​second-language-acquisition-sla/​|Online Second Language Acquisition training]] from the Institute for Cross-Cultural Training (ICCT, Wheaton College) - 4 different programs   * [[https://​www.wheaton.edu/​academics/​academic-centers/​institute-for-cross-cultural-training/​second-language-acquisition-sla/​|Online Second Language Acquisition training]] from the Institute for Cross-Cultural Training (ICCT, Wheaton College) - 4 different programs
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   * [[https://​www.mti.org/​programs/​COMPASS|Compass]] (includes training in Language Acquisition Techniques) from Mission Training International in Colorado   * [[https://​www.mti.org/​programs/​COMPASS|Compass]] (includes training in Language Acquisition Techniques) from Mission Training International in Colorado
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   * **Books recommended by a SEND missionary who teaches seminars in language acquisition**   * **Books recommended by a SEND missionary who teaches seminars in language acquisition**
       * Nunan, David. (1999). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0838408389/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=0838408389|Second language teaching and learning]]. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.       * Nunan, David. (1999). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0838408389/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=0838408389|Second language teaching and learning]]. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
       * Scovel, Tom. (2001). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​083846677X/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=083846677X|Learning new languages: a guide to second language acquisition]]. Canada: Heinle & Heinle. Tom Scovel is a strong believer and a mentor to many Christian TESOL professionals.       * Scovel, Tom. (2001). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​083846677X/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=083846677X|Learning new languages: a guide to second language acquisition]]. Canada: Heinle & Heinle. Tom Scovel is a strong believer and a mentor to many Christian TESOL professionals.
       * Agar, Michael. (1994). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0688149499/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=0688149499|Language shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation]]. New York: HarperCollins. Argues that one must learn culture hand in hand with language in order to understand and successfully communicate in that language.       * Agar, Michael. (1994). [[http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0688149499/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=0688149499|Language shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation]]. New York: HarperCollins. Argues that one must learn culture hand in hand with language in order to understand and successfully communicate in that language.
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   * [[http://​www.rocketlanguages.com/​chinese/​premium/​index.php?​hop=langsoft|Rocket Chinese]] This might be a good thing for people to have before they live overseas, but with Chinese it is a concern that they will memorize incorrect pronunciation,​ no matter how advanced the voice recording software is. Once people are in country they can perform these same tasks with people instead of sitting at home with their computer. The importance of building relationships and practicing language in real time with real people cannot be overstressed. That being said, the way it is structured could give them some reinforcement before they perform certain tasks (similar to the Runway Languages). If people just view it as another tool and just a piece of their language learning process, that would be helpful.   * [[http://​www.rocketlanguages.com/​chinese/​premium/​index.php?​hop=langsoft|Rocket Chinese]] This might be a good thing for people to have before they live overseas, but with Chinese it is a concern that they will memorize incorrect pronunciation,​ no matter how advanced the voice recording software is. Once people are in country they can perform these same tasks with people instead of sitting at home with their computer. The importance of building relationships and practicing language in real time with real people cannot be overstressed. That being said, the way it is structured could give them some reinforcement before they perform certain tasks (similar to the Runway Languages). If people just view it as another tool and just a piece of their language learning process, that would be helpful.
   * [[http://​growingparticipatorapproach.wordpress.com/​resources/​|Growing Participator Approach]] This program has been successfully used by several SEND missionaries. It is similar to PILAT but with more guidance. Those who used the program found it was helpful if the "​language nurturer"​ (teacher of helper) had been through some kind of training for this approach. These language nurturers can read the English manuals, or easily be instructed by members of the field'​s L&O staff that is fluent in the hose language. The link above takes you immediately to resources. Another helpful page is the description of the [[https://​growingparticipatorapproach.wordpress.com/​an-idealized-program-six-phases-of-super-charged-activities/​|6 Phases]]. The home screen on this website is a bit messy with interest articles and might be overwhelming for those looking for the facts.   * [[http://​growingparticipatorapproach.wordpress.com/​resources/​|Growing Participator Approach]] This program has been successfully used by several SEND missionaries. It is similar to PILAT but with more guidance. Those who used the program found it was helpful if the "​language nurturer"​ (teacher of helper) had been through some kind of training for this approach. These language nurturers can read the English manuals, or easily be instructed by members of the field'​s L&O staff that is fluent in the hose language. The link above takes you immediately to resources. Another helpful page is the description of the [[https://​growingparticipatorapproach.wordpress.com/​an-idealized-program-six-phases-of-super-charged-activities/​|6 Phases]]. The home screen on this website is a bit messy with interest articles and might be overwhelming for those looking for the facts.
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   * [[http://​www.omniglot.com/​language/​articles/​langlearning.htm|Language Learning Methods]] A discussion of three language learning methods.   * [[http://​www.omniglot.com/​language/​articles/​langlearning.htm|Language Learning Methods]] A discussion of three language learning methods.
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   * [[http://​www.languagesoftware.net|Evaluation of Language Software]]. **Compare** ​ the most popular software for language learning and find out which works and which not. **Find** ​ the best language learning software for your needs.   * [[http://​www.languagesoftware.net|Evaluation of Language Software]]. **Compare** ​ the most popular software for language learning and find out which works and which not. **Find** ​ the best language learning software for your needs.
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 ===== "​Language Notes" - Tips in Language Acquisition ===== ===== "​Language Notes" - Tips in Language Acquisition =====
  
-  * __[[http://www.themissionsblog.org/tips-language-learning/|Tips for Language ​Learning]]__ +  * __[[https://send.org/Blog/language-tips|Tips for Language ​Learning__]]__ 
-Evan Parks starting writing "​Language Notes" in 2003. He reviewed them again recently and says that he still stands by what he said after all these years. He tries to provide a mixture of encouragement,​ language learning ​technique, and ideas about how the mind works to learn new information. He hopes others will find them useful.+Evan Parks starting writing "​Language Notes" in 2003. He reviewed them again recently and says that he still stands by what he said after all these years. He tries to provide a mixture of encouragement,​ language learning ​techniques, and ideas about how the mind works to learn new information. He hopes others will find them useful.
  
   * {{:​language_notes_1.pdf|Language Notes }}  > Summary: Never give up. Use four basic tools: phonetics/​listening,​ grammar, talking, recording/​reviewing. Build a wide foundation early on. Pick a project and see it through to the end. Never give up.   * {{:​language_notes_1.pdf|Language Notes }}  > Summary: Never give up. Use four basic tools: phonetics/​listening,​ grammar, talking, recording/​reviewing. Build a wide foundation early on. Pick a project and see it through to the end. Never give up.
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   * How do you track progress in language ability, and how do you decide how much involvement a missionary can have in ministry at each different language fluency level? Macedonia has developed {{:​l_o_milestones_-_functions.doc|L&​O Milestones}} ​ that explain what is expected of a missionary in language study in their ability to use the language and in their involvement in ministry and the team activities.   * How do you track progress in language ability, and how do you decide how much involvement a missionary can have in ministry at each different language fluency level? Macedonia has developed {{:​l_o_milestones_-_functions.doc|L&​O Milestones}} ​ that explain what is expected of a missionary in language study in their ability to use the language and in their involvement in ministry and the team activities.
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   * [[:​how_long_does_it_take_to_learn_chinese_and_a_few_other_languages|How long does it take to learn Chinese (and a few other languages)]]   * [[:​how_long_does_it_take_to_learn_chinese_and_a_few_other_languages|How long does it take to learn Chinese (and a few other languages)]]
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   * {{:​report_-_language_progress_sheet.doc|Language Progress Report}} ​ > a form developed by SEND Spain to help track language progress of on-field missionaries   * {{:​report_-_language_progress_sheet.doc|Language Progress Report}} ​ > a form developed by SEND Spain to help track language progress of on-field missionaries
-  * {{:​language_and_transition_update.docx|Language & Transition Update}} ​ > developed by a SEND areaand due once a month +  * {{:​language_and_transition_update.docx|Language & Transition Update}} ​ > developed by a SEND area and due once a month
-  * {{:​4_skill_self_assess_checklist.pdf|4 Skill Self-Assessment Checklist}} ​ > developed by SEND Japan as a self-assessment for each of the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. +
-  * {{:​questions_for_mentors_new_missionaries.pdf|Monthly Assessment}} ​ > a monthly reflection for SEND Japan'​s new missionaries.+
   * **Japan'​s Language and Culture Learning Program**   * **Japan'​s Language and Culture Learning Program**
 +      * {{:​4_skill_self_assess_checklist.pdf|4 Skill Self-Assessment Checklist}} ​ > developed by SEND Japan as a self-assessment for each of the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
 +      * {{:​questions_for_mentors_new_missionaries.pdf|Monthly Assessment}} ​ > a monthly reflection for SEND Japan'​s new missionaries.
       * {{:​language_culture_learning_program.pdf|Japan’s Language and Culture Learning Program (LCLP) Manual}}       * {{:​language_culture_learning_program.pdf|Japan’s Language and Culture Learning Program (LCLP) Manual}}
-       * [[https://​senduwiki.org/​_media/​summary_of_lclp.pdf|Summary]] > This is a summary of Japan'​s Language and Culture Learning Program. It includes a reference to a {{:​description_of_levels_in_lc.pdf|description of the various levels}} ​ in language learning.+      ​* [[https://​senduwiki.org/​_media/​summary_of_lclp.pdf|Summary]] > This is a summary of Japan'​s Language and Culture Learning Program. It includes a reference to a {{:​description_of_levels_in_lc.pdf|description of the various levels}} ​ in language learning.
  
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