Weeks 1-2

12 Week Language Program

Select one of the following lessons.

 

Lesson 1 - Greetings and introductions

Materials

Methods

Hello.
My name is [name].
What is your name?
I am happy to meet you.  
Where are you from?
Where do you live?
I have just arrived to [place].
This is all I can say.
Thank you for speaking with me.

Dynamic Repetition - Your language partner will say these or similar phrases in the language.  These are phrases to memorize and use immediately for high frequency survival situations.  Understand what they mean.  Listen well.  Repeat the phrases in many varied and memorable contexts. Receive correction.  Try to pronounce them correctly.
Substitution - Form new phrases for more practice and association by substituting new words into the phases (E.g. Where do you live? Where do you work? Where does she work?)

 

Lesson 2 - Survival expressions

Materials

Methods

My address is [address].
My telephone number is [number].
Where is the WC?
May I have one [tea, coffee, etc.]?
Can you help me, please?
I am learning Turkish.
May I have that please [pointing]?
How much is this?
How many [local currency] is this?

Dynamic Repetition - Your language partner will say these or similar phrases in the language.  These are phrases to memorize and use immediately for high frequency survival situations.  Understand what they mean.  Listen well.  Repeat the phrases in many varied and memorable contexts. Receive correction.  Try to pronounce them correctly.

Substitution - Form new phrases for more practice and association by substituting new words into the phases (E.g. Where do you live? Where do you work? Where does she work?)

 

Lesson 3 - Power tools

Materials

I am learning [name of language].
How do you say [something]?
Please repeat.
Please slow down.
I don’t understand

Methods

Dynamic Repetition - Your language partner will say these or similar phrases in the language.  These are phrases to memorize and use immediately for high frequency survival situations.  Understand what they mean.  Listen well.  Repeat the phrases in many varied and memorable contexts. Receive correction.  Try to pronounce them correctly.

Substitution - Form new phrases for more practice and association by substituting new words into the phases (E.g. Where do you live? Where do you work? Where does she work?)

 

Lesson 4 - Building on greetings and introductions

Materials

Methods

Dynamic Repetition

Substitution 

I am a [Christian, follower of Christ, etc.]
I am a [your job].
What is your work?
This is my [husband, wife, children, etc.].  
Important words, phrases, and gestures to greet people on the street.
Hello
Good day
Good morning
Good evening
See you later
Good-bye
It is nice to meet you.
I’m happy to meet you.
How are you?
Important words, phrases, and gestures to arriving or leaving a home.
Important words, phrases, or gestures when guests arrive or leave your home.
Thank you for your kindness.
Have a good weekend.
Do you have a family?
How many children do you have?
Where do your children go to school?
What did you do yesterday?
Where are you going?
What did you eat this morning?

 

Lesson 5 - Building on survival expressions

Materials

I wonder if you have a notebook?
Would you take some coffee?
Can I get off the bus here?
Where can you begin?
Where do you want to begin?
Do we pay for children?
Now let’s do this.
Let’s go.
Let’s eat.
I am sorry I’m late.
Never mind.
Please do this for me.
Please take care of the children.
Next week.
This week.

No problem

Methods

Are you ready?

Now let's do this.
Can you change 10 million lira?
Do you want something to drink?
I will be five minutes late.
I have two hours.
Thank you for helping me.
Thank for watching the children.
Thank you for wiping the table.
One minute.
Can you wait here please?
That's enough.
Let's continue.
Thank you for your help.
I am looking for [show picture].

Dynamic Repetition

Substitution 

 

Lesson 6 - Building on power tools

Materials

I forgot.
Can you repeat that?
Is it like this?
Is it not like this?
Did you mean [word or phrase in English]?
If you say [new word or phrase] does it mean [word or phrase in English]?
I understand.
Now I understand.
I think I understand.
It looks the same.
Can you say that one more time?
You are speaking too quickly.
How are they different?
What is the difference between x and y?
How else can I say this?
This is [word or phrase in English] in English but I don’t know what it is in [your new language].
How can I use this word [word or phrase in new language]?
Does this sound right?  It doesn’t sound right to me.
Is this correct?  [say a word or phrase in new language]

Methods

For example

That's enough for today.

Keep going please.

I remember.
I remember what you said to me.
I don't remember what you said to me.
Is this more common.
Please wait.
Let's wait a bit.
Do you have any more examples?
Are these more examples?
I had an interesting experience.
Really?
Which is more common?
Is this used more?
How do I ask [word or phrase in English]?
Do you know it?
If I say [new word or phrase] is it correct?
If you say [new word or phrase] is it rude?
Let's do one more example like this.
Can you think of more examples?

Dynamic Repetition

Substitution 

 

Lesson 7 - Ask and answer basic questions

Materials

How are you?
I’m fine.
When did you arrive?
I arrived 2 weeks ago.
Do you like living here?
Yes, I like living here.
How long will you stay?
I will be here at least four years.
What are you doing?
I am studying/working/playing.
Where are you going?
I am going to the office/market.
Can I come with you.
Please come with me.

Methods

Dynamic Repetition

Substitution 

 

Lesson 8 - Numbers 1-12 (or 1-20) and currency

Materials

A visual of the cardinal numbers
Examples of local currency

Methods

Association – Your language partner shows you one of a group of around 20 items, saying it while pointing to it; then saying it and having you point to it, then adding more items following the same method, repeating often, correcting as needed, until you are able to correctly and quickly associate all the items when prompted.  

 

Lesson 9 - Common grocery items

Materials

A picture or samples of items in grocery store or fruit vegetable stand

Methods

Association

TPR

 

Lesson 10 - Shopping for grocery items

Materials

May I have [quantity] of [item]?
How much is this?
How much are two of these?

Methods

Repetition

Role-play – Your language partner practices dialoguing new vocabulary and sentences with you by simulating real-life daily situations, such as grocery shopping.

 

Lesson 11 - Using public transport

Materials

May I [have a ticket, disembark now, etc.]
At the corner, at the light, at the bus-stop, in front of the school, in front of the post office, at a convenient place
It’s on the left-hand-side when you turn the corner.
Turn left at the first light.
Go until the first light

Methods

Repetition

Roleplay 

 

Lesson 12 - Introducing and asking about family members

Materials

This is my husband.
This is my wife.
These are my children.
Are these your children?

Methods

Repetition

Roleplay 

 

Lesson 13 - Getting to and away from home

Materials

Your address
basic directions
directing taxi

Methods

Roleplay 

 

Lesson 14 - People and pronouns

Materials

People (man, woman, etc.)
Pronouns (he, she, etc.)

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 15 - Simple actions

Materials

Methods

Stand up
Sit down
Walk
Run
Stop
Go back

Total Physical Response (TPR) - Respond with understanding to demonstrations and instructions your language partner gives you using these and other basic action words, following your partner's example.  

 

Lesson 16 - Simple positions

Materials

Methods

My hand is on the book
My hand is beside the book
Behind
On top of
Under

Total Physical Response (TPR) - Respond with understanding to demonstrations and instructions your language partner gives you using these and other basic position words, following your helper’s example.  

 

Lesson 17 - People doing actions

Materials

Methods

The man is walking
She is walking
The woman stops.

TPR

Substitution – Your language partner will replace words in sentences to practice the pattern such as replacing “the man is walking” with “she is walking”.  Now you try.  Do your best to learn new patterns and how they work.

 

Lesson 18 - Understand a simple familiar picture description

Materials

Methods

A picture that is simple

and familiar to you

Association

Picture Description – Listen to your helper give a simple description of the scene in the picture.  As your helper describes the scene, respond to questions your helper asks you about items described in the picture by pointing.

 

Lesson 19 - Understand a simple description of a picture  of Jesus healing the paralytic (Mark 2:1-12) 

Materials

Picture of Jesus healing the paralytic.

Methods

Association

Picture Description

 

Lesson 20 - Understand a description of a simple city scene

Materials

Picture or drawing of city scene including things like:
Roads
Bridges
Buildings
Houses

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 21 - Vehicles

Materials

Picture of items or toys including things like:
Car
Bus
Motorcycle
Bicycle
Van
Man
Woman

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 22 - Transportation actions

Materials

Picture of items or toys to use with city scene to describe when saying things like:
The bus is on the street.
The man is in the car.
The man is on the street.

Methods

TPR
Picture Description
Substitution

 

Lesson 23 - Simple house description

Materials

Picture or sketch of house including things like:
Door
Salon
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 24 - Items in a salon

Materials

Picture or examples of items in a salon like:
Chair
Sofa
Television
Rug
Light

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 25 - Actions in a salon

Materials

Picture or examples of items to use with sketch of a salon to describe when saying things like:
I read a newspaper in the chair.
The man watches television on the sofa.
The children play with the ball on the floor.

Methods

TPR
Picture Description
Substitution

 

Lesson 26 - Items in a kitchen

Materials

Picture or examples of items in a kitchen like:

Plate
Spoon
Fork
Knife
Refrigerator
Counter
Table

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 27 - Actions in a kitchen

Materials

Picture or examples of items to use with sketch of a kitchen to describe when saying things like:
The children eat rice at the table
The man makes coffee.
The woman drinks tea.

Methods

TPR
Picture Description
Substitution

 

Lesson 28 - Items in a bedroom

Materials

Picture or examples of items in a bedroom like:
Bed
Desk
Lamp
Pillow

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 29 - Items in a bathroom

Materials

Picture or examples of items in a bathroom like:
Shower
Sink
Water closet
Soap
Shampoo
Towel

Methods

Association

 

Lesson 30 - Daily routines

Materials

Picture or examples of items to use with sketch of a bedroom and bathroom to describe when saying things like:
I go to sleep at night.
The man wakes up in the morning.
She brushes her teeth after eating breakfast.

Methods

TPR
Picture Description
Substitution
Procedure
– As your partner describes a series or process of actions such as a morning routine, listen and respond to questions about what comes next.  

End of Week 1-2

You have come to the end of your first two weeks of learning.  
Great work!

Submit a 3-5 minute recording of a sample of what you learned.  
Do not read it.
You may use notes.
You may use dialogue with your helper…