The IAT training process is carried out in two locations: The IAT Training Center & At Home
IAT TRAINING CENTER METHOD
The learner will consciously stop thinking in their own native language from the start of IAT training. The teacher instructs the learner to consciously block the brain function of their home country’s language before starting the training.
The learner will look at the provided short videos without receiving any information or having anything translated into their mother tongue. Allow the learner to not only guess for themselves what they are seeing, but allow the learner to understand without thinking in their own mother tongue.
Depending on the learner’s understanding and age, view the videos more than a few times.
Follow, imitate, and mimic the way the native speaker speaks in the videos more than a few times, at the same speed and with the same action as the native speaker in the video.
The role of the educator is to ask the learner questions about each video, and to provide all questions, answers, and correspondence naturally. Additionally, the educator will prepare the same props as seen in the videos in order to induce and bring to real life what the learners have seen. This allows the learners to experience exactly what they have seen and heard in the video, and will encourage the learners to say and do what the native speaker says and does in the video.
IAT AT HOME
Always have on in the background audios, mp3’s, learner-preferred programs, or material offered and recommended by Seepeaking, with native speakers of the target language so that the learner can always listen to the native sounds in the home. At least 5 hours a day is recommended.
When the learner goes to bed, the learner can turn the volume of the native sounds low, so that it does not interfere with the learner’s sleep.
Parents and family members can easily understand the native speaker’s simple questions and answers provided by Seepeaking, and communicate with learners using simple sentences of the content they learned in daily life. This is the most important part of language acquisition for learners.
Total course: 1 to 3 years (depending on the learner's ability)
Course contents: Repetition of real life videos of native speakers
Acquired goal: Language skills of a 6-year-old native speaker
Number of images: Approximately 3,000 images
Video content: First-person point of view videos approximately 1 minute in length
IAT PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Easy and Natural
All classes are conducted in an environment where the students are not burdened or stressed to learn the language.
We Do Not Just Teach; We Talk Together
IAT instructors act as coaches; acting together and talking together.
Stimulating & Challenging
Making guesses is all part of the language-learning process. However, there will be times where the course increases in difficulty. This is to improve and build problem-solving skills, guessing ability, and to stimulate curiosity.
We Want Everyone To Have Fun
IAT encourages learner interest and progresses the language acquisition process naturally in a stress-free, fun, and active environment. Learning a language in a no-pressure environment is more effective for acquiring a language.
We Give Meaning To Your Learning
Language learning is meaningful. By learning a second language, the ultimate goal of communication is to aim for meaningful interactions and relationships that build and grow qualities such as consideration, sacrifice, service, and appreciation.
Connected With Action & Behavior
All of IAT’s exercises are action based. These behaviors actively encourage learners to use them in their daily life in addition to in class.
IAT is a language acquisition method that helps to build and grow social ability. It adapts to various language situations that may actually occur, not just within the learning environment, and it also carries out training to raise skills in communicating well with others - not just to acquire language alone.