CORE
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Second Language Acquisition

This course introduces a wide variety of skills for successful language learning.

Karen Griffith
Tim Wagner

Next Class: Oct 12, 2014

This course introduces a wide variety of skills for successful language learning. Participants will learn principles of effective language learning, practice language learning activities, and train the ears to hear and the mouth to reproduce sounds in other languages. They will learn to become pro-active in language learning and acquire resources to help master language learning. Participants will practice language learning methods with native speakers and receive planning guidelines on how best to approach language learning when on the field.

Just for Kids:
For children coming with their parents, CIT offers a program called KIT (Kids' Intercultural Training) which is modeled after the CHIPS program offered during MTI's PILAT courses. Click here for more information.

 

Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
$985
non-partner rate
$1050
non-partner rate
$1050
non-partner rate
$1050
non-partner rate
Oct 12, 2014 thru Oct 24, 2014 Jan 11, 2015 thru Jan 23, 2015 Apr 12, 2015 thru Apr 24, 2015 Jun 21, 2015 thru Jul 3, 2015
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Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life & Ministry

Cross-cultural living and ministry creates unique stresses on the individual missionary and family in a variety of ways.

Cross-cultural living and ministry creates unique stresses on the individual cross-cultural worker and family in a variety of ways. We will address those issues and seek to prepare you to successfully navigate those critical areas. We will address the practical and theoretical tools needed for ministry in a cross-cultural context. The basic presupposition of this strategy is that the structure and organization necessary for ministry already exists in the target culture. Your job is to discover what they are and to adapt your plans to the existing system of relationships and process. We will:

  • Explore the unique stresses of moving overseas and provide tools to help in the transition.
  • Identify how expectations play a role in cross-cultural adjustment.
  • Identify the special stresses affecting  marriages and ways to maintain and improve a healthy marriage.
  • Discover the unique needs of Third Culture Kids (TCK’s) and learn how to help them develop into normal, healthy, productive adults.
  • Analyze the special needs of single workers and find ways to help singles and married couples relate well together.
  • Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the various educational options for families and their children.
  • Explore how functional vs. dysfunctional families will manage in cross-cultural living. Traits of a healthy family will be addressed.
  • Clarify the unique roles and needs of both men and women on the field with special emphasis on helping women find fulfillment and a sense of purpose.
  • Explore the phenomenon of culture shock, its causes, its effects on relationships, and ways to cope with the effects.
  • Give specific help to the course participants on the practical mechanics of getting to the field.
  • Suggest strategies for coping with various crises families may encounter.
  • Introduce the basic theoretical perspectives and research tools for cross-cultural study.
  • Learn how to apply principles and data of social organization to formulating mission strategy.

Winter 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
$1550
non-partner rate
$1550
non-partner rate
$1550
non-partner rate
Jan 25, 2015 thru Feb 20, 2015 Apr 26, 2015 thru May 22, 2015 Jul 5, 2015 thru Jul 31, 2015
Every cross-cultural worker needs to take Equipping for Cross-cultural Life & Ministry at CIT. Don’t let your anxiousness to get to the field rob you of this valuable course. You won’t regret it. The facilitators at CIT care so much for God, the world, and your effectiveness with both. Just when you thought you were ready to go, you’re not…not without CIT.

Elena - Cross-Cultural Worker, Africa
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EXTRA
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Facilitating Global Church Multiplication

This seminar instills vision and biblical convictions regarding the priority of church multiplication for fulfilling the Great Commission.

Dr. John Bernard

Next Class: Oct 27, 2014

This module helps cross-cultural workers develop a biblical ecclesiology and philosophy of ministry as well as an understanding of how facilitation is a biblical, strategic, and missiologically appropriate approach to  ministry in the context of a global church. On a biblical foundation for the priority of church planting, participants will be exposed to several types of “facilitation in practice” that are critical for global church multiplication.

Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
$390
non-partner rate
$425
non-partner rate
$425
non-partner rate
$425
non-partner rate
Oct 27, 2014 thru Oct 31, 2014 Feb 23, 2015 thru Feb 27, 2015 May 25, 2015 thru May 29, 2015 Aug 3, 2015 thru Aug 7, 2015
Every cross-cultural worker needs to take Equipping for Cross-cultural Life & Ministry at CIT. Don’t let your anxiousness to get to the field rob you of this valuable course. You won’t regret it. The facilitators at CIT care so much for God, the world, and your effectiveness with both. Just when you thought you were ready to go, you’re not…not without CIT.

Elena - Cross-Cultural Worker, Africa
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