This six-week course provides a good starting place if you are expecting to live and work in a community whose language and culture you need to learn. Typically, this will be a language where formal language teaching is not going to be available to you; sometimes there may not be much written down in the language either.
We do not teach any specific language but rather seek to give you skills and tools to learn any language and culture.
You will need to be open to:
The Language and Culture Acquisition course is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International.
The usual entry requirements for a Redcliffe College postgraduate level course apply. Prerequisites also include the ability to function well in English. You will also need to be used to formal learning and to that extent a degree is useful, but not a requirement, to take this course.
LACA also forms part of the initial training for those working with SIL International or can be taken as part of the MA in Field Linguistics or MA in Literacy Programme Development.
In the first week of the course you will:
There will also be opportunity to attend a number of seminars on topics that relate to the current work of SIL spread throughout the first two weeks of the course.
In weeks two to six of the course you will:
Application deadline: 13 June 2016
The 2016-17 tuition fees for LACA are £950.
For more information about tuition and accommodation fees, see our fees page.
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