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PLANTS

From  $1 275// Two weeks (commuter)

PLANTS is a two week intensive program that teaches effective skills and the right heart attitude to help participants confidently learn a new languaculture (language + culture). Opportunity for immediate implementation of new skills is provided through ten hours with a Language Nurturer in a small group. Additionally, PLANTS for children is designed with age appropriate materials to help children transition well and gain confidence that they can learn a new language and culture.

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February 5-16, 2018 &
Oct. 29 - Nov. 9, 2018

Toronto ON, taught by Dr. Peter Pikkert
Peter Pikkert is a lifelong languaculture learner who has spent most of his adult life in the Middle East.  Since 2014 he and his wife Anna have served at Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training in The Netherlands where he teaches Missions, Bible and Doctrine.  Peter's brings an eclectic and personalized approach to languaculture learning. During PLANTS you will have 10 hours with a language helper/nurturer in a small group to practice methods and gain skills and confidence.

  • a 10-day program (middle weekend without class instruction)
  • Discussion of benefits of grammatical and Language Helper approaches
  • an extensive resource notebook of languaculture learning techniques
  • understanding of the inseparable nature of language and culture (languaculture)
  • discovering the importance of entering a new culture as a humble servant
  • creation of a language learning plan to fit the learner and the context
  • foundations of Phonetics: ears trained to begin to distinguish the fine difference between sounds and understanding of the structure of the vocal apparatus and how it is used to produce speech sounds
  • encouragement through meeting other cross-cultural workers on the journey of transition to a new people group
  • 10 hours of skills practice with a language helper/nurturer in a small group
  • an age appropriate and fun children's program designed to help children transition well by building confidence in their ability to learn a new languaculture.

June 4-15, 2018
 

Cambridge ON, taught by Dr. Greg and Angela Thomson
Greg & Angela Thomson are the originators of the Growing Redemptive Participator Approach (GRPA) which is designed to help languaculture learners enter the “wall of noise”. GRPA focuses on developing deep relationships within a new people group through learning the languaculture. During PLANTS you will have 10 hours with a language helper/nurturer in a small group to practice Phase 1 of 6 developmental stages.

  • a 10-day program (middle weekend without class instruction)
  • instruction in GRPA by Greg & Angela Thomson
  • appreciation of the redemptive principal of entering a new culture as a humble servant
  • understanding  the inseparable nature of language and culture (languaculture)
  • a pro-active approach to languaculture learning that focuses on being involved in the local community
  • Understanding of the 6 phases languaculture learning
  • an extensive resource notebook of languaculture learning techniques
  • foundations of Phonetics: ears trained to begin to distinguish the fine differences between sounds
  • encouragement through meeting other cross-cultural workers on the journey of transition to a new people group
  •  10 hours of skills practice with a language helper/nurturer in a small group
  •  an age appropriate and fun children's program designed to help children transition well and learn confidently  a new languaculture

Fees

The fees below are applicable for 2018.  Pricing may change for 2019 programs.

Single Couple Nursery
0-2 yrs
Child
3-11 yrs
Youth
12-17 yrs
Commuter* $1275 $2460 $645 $735 $965
Room & Board** $1885 $3670 $645 $1020 $1480

* Includes tuition, weekday lunches, 2 dinners and coffee breaks.

** Costs are based on double occupancy.  There is an additional charge for a single room.  Breakfast only is served on the weekend.

 

 
 

 Alumni Recommendations

ALUMNI RECOMMENDATIONS:

PLANTS is an essential tool for cross cultural workers to thrive in their new environment. It’s more than just a “How to learn a language”. It’s about building relationships, growing in grace & bringing ‘The Light of the World’ to people who don’t know him in a tangible and personal way.  Alumnus 2016

 What I expected from the training was to gain skills, tools and confidence for language learning and I did. What I didn’t expect was a shift in my perspective on language learning and the role it plays in allowing Jesus to be knowable through me. I am most thankful for this and more eager than ever. Alumnus 2016