What is ICLL?
Face to Face Interaction with Other Language Specialists
Current Developments in Language Learning
Theme: Spread the Word
Estes Park, CO
How does a language learner demonstrate the Gospel?
How can we engage more organizations in supporting language learners?
Spread the Word is about how learning a language communicates the Gospel. So many truths are present in the process of language learning and can be seen in the language learner. How do you think language learning shows truth about God to others?
Spread the Word is also about supporting language learners. There are groups having success that we don’t know about. Others are struggling or don’t make it a priority. How do we get them into the conversation and share wisdom?
My thinking has been challenged about how we orient our language learners to the task of language acquisition. What we say can either send them out to the ‘job’ of language study or to the ‘joy’ of building relationships cross-culturally.
I am returning to my assignment with so many great ideas to share and creative ways to encourage the people I serve. Also appreciate awareness of resources and opportunities for training that I hadn’t had before.
Getting input from other regions of the world was tremendously helpful – a fresh global perspective.
As a worker, it was such a blessing to be reminded that my performance is not enough. Only God’s grace is enough. Also, the spiritual emphasis throughout was such a good motivator for the language coaching job.
For the first time ever, I have had a chance to be around others who are involved in the same thing I am—helping others learn language to be better equipped. It’s given me affirmation and encouragement.
ICLL is a triennial event that brings together from all over the world:
- Christian language coaches
- Language teachers
- Language school administrators
- Pre-field trainers in language acquisition skills and techniques
- On-field trainers in language acquisition skills and techniques
- College professors
Together we gain perspective, share concerns and get updated on what is currently happening in the field of language learning.
Those responsible to support others in language learning greatly benefit by face-to-face conferencing with like-minded colleagues in other organizations.
What are the unique issues that are facing language professionals who serve in the world of missions? How can we learn from each other so that we can serve language learners more effectively? These questions are at the heart of ICLL every year.
Building on our collective experience and knowledge we explore the latest research, trends and tools in the field of language learning.
For those who are new to the arena of supporting language learners, ICLL offers beginning level workshops. Many of the advanced level presentations are also presented in ways that are accessible.
The Research & Resource Fair is an interactive venue for sharing relevant research and ministry resources. The fair showcases organizational resources, literary reviews, and presentations of research. Share your valuable knowledge and organizational connections with the ICLL community!
The International Congress on Language Learning will be held at beautiful The YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, right next to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The YMCA is within driving distance of Denver.
View Video from ICLL8, held in 2013.