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Empowering Elders and Keepers of Indigenous Language: Languages 4™ Instruction Strategies and Support

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September 21, 2023

Empowering Elders and Keepers of Indigenous Language: Languages 4™ Instruction Strategies and Support

In the quest to revitalize Indigenous languages, native speakers and Elders often face challenges in transferring their rich linguistic knowledge. The excitement to share the language is palpable, but creating a structured lesson sequence can be daunting. Languages 4™ emerges as a beacon of support, providing a research-based approach and diverse resources to empower these invaluable community members.

Sequencing Language Lessons:

Languages 4™ offers a meticulously designed, research-based sequencing of language lessons, encompassing lexical groups and grammatical structures. This structured approach ensures lessons are taught in an order that facilitates optimal learning, allowing speakers to focus on sharing their knowledge and passion for the language.

Pre-Teaching and Engaging Practices:

The platform's course management tools make it easy to deliver instruction and coursework that pre-teaches language elements like grammatical structures and vocabulary before classes, setting the stage for more interactive and engaging sessions. This enables the Elders to leverage their language skills for more dynamic and fun activities like role-playing and other conversation-based activities, fostering a vibrant and enjoyable learning environment. It also removes the burden of course design.

Resource-Rich Support:
Flashcards and Printable Resources

Speakers feel supported with an array of printable materials available through Languages 4™. The platform equips the Language Keepers with tools that enhance the teaching and learning experience, from flashcards and push-button quizzes to tests and additional physical resources.

Interactive Gameplay:

By incorporating gamification into the learning process, the platform supports in-class group activities, adding an element of fun, competition, and motivation for learners.

Tailored Support and Workshops:

Languages 4™ stands out with its commitment to providing tailored support. Those community members and teams looking to upskill their teaching performance can access L4 support personnel for additional strategies and the recorded instructional modules. Attendance to onsite workshops may also be available at an additional cost to further enrich their teaching skills.


Languages 4™ is not just about technology; it's a comprehension platform aiming to revitalize Indigenous languages by empowering those with the golden keys to linguistic heritage. Through structured lessons, engaging practices, resource-rich support, and personalized assistance, Languages 4™ strives to relieve stress and concern from those most precious, paving the way for a brighter linguistic future for Indigenous communities.

Tim O'Hagan - Founder and President, Languages 4

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