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SLA Courses/Programs Dates and Prices

All courses can be taken in a cohort format with the following start and end dates, or can be taken individually and begin with customized start and end dates. Contact us for a customized format. 

Course dates:

  • We start a new cohort of every course at the beginning of each month with the exception of August and December. You can also contact us for a customized start date. You can join our language coaching programs at any time during the year.

SLA Registration Instructions

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. After receiving your registration form, ICCT will contact you with further details about the course. 
  3. Sign up to meet the director and discuss your individual situation, if you have not already done so: 
  4. Once your payment has been received, you will receive access to your course.
  • Not sure which course is right for you? Schedule a free consultation with ICCT director Dr. Natalie Mullen Leisher to discuss your situation and find the best course option: 
  • For-credit registration:
    If you would like to earn graduate credit for SLA for Beginning Learners or SLA for Continuing Learners (4 credit hours) or Introduction to Language Learning (2 credit hours), please email the director, Dr. Natalie Mullen Leisher, at to discuss this option or sign up with her to meet to discuss at
SLA Frequently Asked Questions

Course Descriptions

SLA for Beginning Learners

A 12-session course for new language learners with almost no proficiency in the target language.

6 weeks or 12 weeks. $1,300.

SLA for Continuing Learners

A 15-session course for language learners with intermediate or advanced proficiency in the target language. Participants can be new to the field or seasoned workers who want to get to the next proficiency level.

6 weeks, 12 weeks, or 15 weeks. $1,300.

Introduction to Language Learning

A 12-session course for new language learners who will be on-field for less than 3 years and/or are learning language for everyday life, rather than for doing heart-to-heart communication for ministry.

3 weeks, 6 weeks, or 12 weeks. $850.

Jump-Start SLA Program

A 25-hour course for learners needing an overview of language learning. This course is only recommended for those who have serious time constraints and will not be able to commit to intense language learning time, and who are still working in English while needing to learn language for daily life tasks in the community.

Self-directed scheduling; we suggest 5 weeks. $350.

VIP Language Coaching

Guided individual and group coaching for learners on the field. Only available for past SLA course participants. To register, fill out this online form and we will contact you.


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