Growing Participator Approach
Learn language and culture in a way that is effective and fun
How does GPA approach language learning?
It's not a language to be learned but a life to be lived!
The Growing Participator Approach positions learners to reach
meaning they are a full participator with many deep relationships in another langua-culture.
What will you do in GPA?
You will follow the Six Phases of GPA in your language progression beginning with connecting to the Hindi Urdu or Punjabi world through a relationship with your Nurturer and launching to a never-ending phase of participation and growing through deep relationships and regular engagement in the language and culture. The phases and resources in between provide the necessary encouragement and challenges to support you in this journey.
Launch India provides each of the Phases described below both in person and online.
Phase 2 : Story Building
Let your personality emerge within your relationship with locals as you begin communicating your own ideas by building stories through wordless picture books.
Phase 4 : Deep Life Sharing
Develop deep friendships with locals and expand your language exposure through listening to their life stories and sharing your own. Begin regular record for feedback activities so your Nurturer can help you fix common errors in your own speech.
Phase 6 : Self-Sustaining Growth in Community
(Lifestyle Growing Participation)
Continue your language and cultural growth through the everyday relational interactions of work, play, and life.
Phase 1 : Here and Now
Start the journey of connecting to your nurturer and begin understanding the tangible "here-and-now" words of people in North India by engaging in structured play activities.
Phase 3 : Shared Stories
Using shared stories as a bridge to understanding, dive deeper into language, host culture, and your budding relationship with your nurturers.
Phase 5 : Native to Native
Widen your understanding through study of native-to-native discourse, expanding your comprehension and ability to use the colloquial language like the locals.