Communicate across cultures.
Becoming Equipped to Communicate (BEC) is a practical program for learning language and culture. With daily plans to guide in the process of acquiring a new language, it is designed to equip people to communicate fluently and at a deep level in cross-cultural situations.
Build relationships. Become part of a community.
BEC explains the foundations of relationship-centred learning. It guides language learners as they build friendships and get involved in their new community. From basics to advanced, it lays out a step by step process of all people need to know in acquiring a new language and culture.
To get to know people well and understand their culture, it’s best to spend time in the community where they are, not in a classroom all day. BEC activities help learners to acquire language and culture as they mingle with locals. It has 4 levels with the end goal to help learners speak fluently so they can do all the things a local person can do.
Designed by learners, for learners.
A team of developers created BEC using their own culture and language learning activities as inspiration. They became proficient in a minority language in Papua New Guinea. Although BEC was specifically written with this PNG community in mind, it employs sound and proven learning principles which are universally applicable.