The Linguisticator Core Course provides a complete program in practical linguistics for non-specialists. In this course, you will learn what all the parts and pieces of a language are, the terminology linguists use to describe them, and how you can learn all these parts and pieces systematically for a new language. The Core Course provides the essential foundation necessary for being able to understand and use the Linguisticator language maps and get the most out of each language-specific program.
All languages solve the same problems of communication. By learning the concepts and terminology surrounding how languages work, you'll be able to learn a new language faster and to a higher level of fluency. Professional linguists are able to learn dozens of languages because of their training, not because of any difference in innate ability. The Core Course provides you with that same training, systematically laying out all problems of communication solved by languages. We then explore the various ways in which languages solve these problems of communication, exploring examples from several languages of different language families.
Here's something we recently put together that summarizes some of the material we cover in detail in the Core Course:
The Core Course is included along with any subscription to a specific language. It can be taken independently, however, and can be used as a framework for learning any language, regardless of whether Linguisticator has yet produced a program for that language. For example, while we don't yet have a Xhosa program, you could use the systems outlined in the Core and Memory courses to learn Xhosa.
Dr. Aaron Ralby is the founder and director of Linguisticator Ltd. He holds a BA in English and Modern Languages and Linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Aaron is the principle overseer of course creation at Linguisticator and also presents all final materials produced by his team of linguists and native speakers.