… such that we can fit naturally into groups of host people
Conversations about Native-to-Native Discourses
500 hours with your nurturers
3000+ words gained
Lifestyle Participation Activities
Try participating in communities of practice (see the glossary).
Find ways that your work time, family time, leisure time, and social life can be made into host world time.
Start reading more extensively and watching television, if these are practices of your host people.
By the End of the Phase
growing participators will understand most of what they hear, even if host people aren’t speaking to them
host people see growing participators as almost, but not quite “one of us”
growing participators can fit into host communities (social groups, work teams, etc) without disrupting them or slowing them down