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Language Coach Courses

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 three non-credit coaching courses, each addressing a key topic, “Foundations of Language Coaching,” “Listen Up and Speak Out: Helping Learners Develop Oral Skills,” and "Learner Assessment." Our plan is to introduce one new topic each year, while continuing to offer the earlier topics. Future courses include program development, 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.

Register for a language coach course

This 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 10 sessions over five weeks, participants gain basic principles and insights to draw upon as they guide their learners through the language learning process. This course is a prerequisite for taking additional ICCT courses for coaches.

Course Dates

Available five times each year. For groups of five or more, we can offer the course at a time that's convenient for you. See our Language Coach registration page for this year's course dates.

Cost

  • $250

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

  • equips language coaches with a basic understanding of the processes involved in learning the listening and speaking skills
  • offers practical guidance for helping learners gain proficiency in listening comprehension, conversation, and speaking to groups
  • presents a wide range of learning activities that are most useful at each proficiency level.

Prerequisite: "Foundations of Language Coaching."

Course Dates

Available three times each year. For groups of five or more, we can offer the course at a time that's convenient for you. See our Language Coach registration page for this year's pre-planned course dates.

Cost 

  • $300

Appropriate learner assessment can make a great difference in the overall effectiveness of learning — what learners learn, what activities and procedures they use, how quickly and how well they learn, and ultimately how successful they are in developing relationships and carrying out their assigned responsibilities. In 15 sessions over 5 weeks, the assessment course covers designing different types of assessments, developing assessment plans, analyzing learner results, and providing relevant feedback. 

Prerequisite: "Foundations of Language Coaching."

Course Dates

Available three times each year. For groups of five or more, we can offer the course at a time that's convenient for you. See our Language Coach registration page for dates.

Cost

  • $300

Learning Ministry Language

*Coming Fall 2021

This five-week course equips language coaches with a step-by-step approach for learning to handle worship and ministry tasks in the heart language. It includes defining goals for each proficiency level, selecting level-appropriate tasks, and implementing learning procedures for vocabulary development, listening comprehension, conversation, public speaking, reading and writing, as well as basic assessment procedures. No prerequisites are required for the course. $150. FREE through 2022 for those who have taken an ICCT online coach course.