New Online Language Programs


Announcing New Russian and Chinese Distance Learning!

Due to the recent cancellation of the RLI Abroad Program, we are now providing new training opportunities for those already working or preparing to work abroad. This new internet-based virtual Classroom is available via a cutting edge video conferencing service. A basic-level course got its start in February, and a new course “Correct Grammar in Conversational Russian” will be offered in August, with additional, Basic-level programs offered in the fall as well. Chinese will be offered beginning Fall, 2018.

Students in LCTI’s distance learning have direct face-to-face instruction via conference call. Unlike most online courses, emphasis is on becoming fluent and accurate. We have the ability to pair participants off for interactive practice of what is learned, white board and other interactive features while online. Courses are directed and taught by our senior instructors, Marc Canner (Russian) and Weili Yuan (Chinese), with our conversation instructors providing class time when appropriate and needed.

Structure of the Online Program

In Fall 2018 we will offer two different Russian courses with blocks of instruction each week either one day or two days per week (schedule to be determined in consultation with students). Chinese is also offered (both basic and intermediate levels).  The fall, 2018 program will run for 10 weeks from September 4 till November 9, 2018. Though flexible and designed to fit the students’ specific schedules, class time each meeting day will include a 2-hour block of instruction, including teacher-guided activities and more independent practice.  The internet medium allows for students to see each other as well as the instructor during class time and communicative activities.

Coursework will include teacher-led instruction, break out conversational practice followed by more interaction and debriefing with the instructor, and homework assignments such as reading, drills, and assigned language-learning and communicative practice tasks to be fulfilled in the student’s current field of service or community.

Highly Professional and Qualified Staff

All language programs are taught by highly qualified staff and led by professionals with vast experience in cross-cultural and language acquisition experience. We have in residence a Christian Cultural Anthropologist, an expert missiologist, a highly qualified linguist (Second Language Acquisition) and well-trained language specialists and teachers. Equipping you to impact our world for Christ is our calling and passion!

 

Chinese Language Institute

Weili Yuan, MA (Director) (currently working on her PhD in Second Language Acquisition)

Russian Language Institute

Marc Canner, PhD (Director, Conversation & Intermediate Grammar)

Dale Canner (Grammar specialist)

Svetlana Rogatinskaya Black (Russian Conversation)

 

Online Program Courses, Tuition and Schedule for 2018:

I. Basic Russian I, Spring or Fall 2018

Description: A beginning-level introduction to becoming conversant in Russian; students learn how to communicate accurately, and grow in mastering the structure and phonetics of modern spoken Russian

Dates: February 13 – April 19 (9 total weeks with a 1-week break in March); Sept. 4 – November 9

Meeting Times: 1 day per week with 2 optional course sections. Exact times to be determined to meet student needs

 

II.Basic Russian II, Fall, 2018

Description: An upper beginner level course that enables students to begin to develop intermediate-level conversation skills in Russian; students grow further in mastering the structure and phonetics of modern spoken Russian, with a number of conversational topics covered.

Dates: August 6 – October 11, 2018

Meeting Times: 2 optional course sections with exact times to be determined to meet student needs

 

III. Correct Grammar in Spoken Russian, Spring or Fall 2018

Description: An intermediate-advanced level course for workers already engaged in immersive activities or who have mastered a basic proficiency. Designed to enable the student to become more native-like in spoken Russian by improving accuracy in communication. Emphasizes both accuracy and fluency activities

Dates: Sept. 3 – November 9, 2018

Meeting Times: *Wednesdays (exact times to be determined)

* Meeting day may be changed depending on student needs

 

III. Basic Chinese I, Fall 2018

Description: A beginning-level introduction to becoming conversant in Mandarin Chinese; students learn how to communicate accurately, and grow in mastering the structure and phonetics of modern spoken Chinese

Dates: February 13 – April 19 (9 total weeks with a 1-week break in March); Sept. 4 – October 11

Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 optional course sections with exact times to be determined)

 

IV.Basic Chinese II, Fall, 2018

Description: An upper beginner level course that enables students to begin to develop intermediate-level conversation skills in Mandarin Chinese; students grow further in mastering the structure and phonetics of modern Chinese, with a number of conversational topics covered.

Dates: August 6 – October 11, 2018

Meeting Times: 2 optional course sections with exact times to be determined to meet student needs

 

Program Tuition per course: $290.00 (per month); $560.00 (full 10-week course)

A $50.00 non-refundable course deposit is required with application for the online program. The deposit is applied toward tuition.

If interested in our new online training, please contact us right away so that we can work out a schedule that suits your particular needs. Call us at: (800) 799-7976 for more information. You may also contact Dr. Canner directly at: mcanner@lctinternational.org

 

Our Approach: A Communicative environment emphasizing accuracy and fluency

The language learning approach in all LCTI language programs and institutes is focused on communication, ensuring that students spend the majority of their time in conversational activities. Experienced native speakers provide most of the instruction in conversation courses, while Americans proficient in the language provide grammatical instruction designed to promote accurate speech patterns. Besides courses in conversation and grammar, students also participate in courses such as Learning to Converse; Intro to the Russian Bible (incorporated into Learning to Converse for Level One or Basic students); Bible and Apologetics (Level Two). We also augment the curriculum with additional needs when desired, such as vocabulary for businessmen, among other areas.

Basic and Intermediate level online language courses will be available.^ top

Instructors and Texts

Instructors include Americans who are proficient in the language as well as native-speaking instructors. It is our goal that all instructors at LCTI hold to the highest standards of classroom instruction, teaching methodology, and personal integrity.

The primary language texts include the following:

Russian: Golosa textbook series; Russian for Believers by Marc T. Canner, and the Russian Bible, Synod translation.

Chinese: Integrated Chinese, levels I & II, by Tao Chung Yao and Liu Yehua; The Chinese Bible.

Culture and history-related titles: A variety of texts and resources are available covering religion, cultural history, cross-cultural adaptation, intercultural communication, etc.

 

Please contact us for more information: (800) 799-7976; office@lctinternational.org

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