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    Lakota Communicative Courses

    • CL 101 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - I
      CL 101 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – I Course description This course is designed for second language learners of Lakota who are at a beginner level. It is part one of a three course continuum. This course will teach students the most immediately needed phrases, expressions and sentence patterns, all introduced through highly communicative, interactive methods without focusing on grammar explanations. Among other things, students will be introduced to pronunciation, forming questions, negation, demonstratives, numbers, some basic body parts, immediate family kinship terms, most frequent verbs, basic travel v

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    • CL 102 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - II
      CL 102 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – II Course description This course will build on CL 101 and will focus on language used for expressing the time of events in Lakota, such as specific events in the past, non-specific events in the past, recurrent or habitual events, future or potential events, asking “when”. Other topics include the concept of “can,” “want” and “need” in Lakota. The course will introduce more kinship terms and ways of talking about possession (including possessive and dative verbs). Students will learn how to

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    • CL 103 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - III
      CL 103 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – III Course description This course will build on CL 102 and will focus on increasing student’s communicative skills in Lakota and their ability to express concepts of traditional Lakota culture as well as those used in every day conversations in modern Lakota society, within the family and community. Students will practice expressing their ideas, needs and descriptions in real time via activities with a communicative purpose. Among other patterns, students will be int

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    • CL 201 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level - I
      CL 201 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level – I Course description This course is the first of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the pre-intermediate level. The course will build on the foundations of CL 101, CL 102, and CL 103 and it will continue to develop the students’ oral communicat

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    • CL 202 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level - II
      CL 202 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level – II This course is the second of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the pre-intermediate level.  The course will build on the foundations of CL 101, CL 102, and CL 103 and it will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interac

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    • CL 203 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level - III
      CL 203 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level – III This course is the last of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the pre-intermediate level. The course will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities and increase learners vocabulary, grammar awareness and idiomatic knowledge building onto the material introduced in CL 201 and CL 202. &nb

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    • CL 301 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level - I
      CL 301 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level – I Course description This is the first course of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the intermediate level. The course will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities and increase learners vocabulary, grammar awareness and idiomatic knowledge building onto the material covered in the previous Communicative Lakota courses.   Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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    • CL 302 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level - II
      CL 302 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level – II Course description This is the second course of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the intermediate level. The course will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities and increase learners vocabulary, grammar awareness and idiomatic knowledge building onto the material covered in the previous Communicative Lakota courses. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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    • CL 303 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level - III
      CL 303 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level – III Course description This is the third course of a three course continuum and is designed for second language learners of Lakota at the intermediate level. The course will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities and increase learners vocabulary, grammar awareness and idiomatic knowledge building onto the material covered in the previous Communicative Lakota courses. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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    Lakota Grammar Courses

    • LG 101 Introduction to Lakota Grammar
      LG 101 Introduction to Lakota Grammar Course description This one credit course provides an introductory level coverage of three areas of Lakota grammar: (1) Lakota alphabet, phonemic inventory and pronunciation, (2) conjugation of Lakota verbs (inflectional morphology), and (3) sentence structure (syntax). Additionally, the course offers an introduction to using self-study materials, such as a dictionary, grammar book and learning apps. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011. Lakota Grammar Handbook.

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    • LG 102 Lakota Morphology I (Inflectional)
      LG 102 Lakota Morphology I (Inflectional) Course description This one credit course provides a comprehensive coverage of Lakota inflectional morphology and in doing so it equips the students with thorough knowledge of Lakota verb conjugation. After this course, students will be able to identify Lakota personal affixes, conjugation classes and their subtypes, and they will know how to determine the conjugation of any Lakota verb. Additionally, students will learn how to combine subject and object affixes within verbs. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, i

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    • LG 103 Lakota Syntax I
      LG 103 Lakota Syntax I Course description This one credit course provides an introduction to Lakota sentence structure at a beginner level. This course will benefit both second language learners and those native speakers who are current or prospective Lakota language teachers. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011. Lakota Grammar Handbook. Jan Ullrich, with Ben Black Bear, Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2016.

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    • LG 201 Grammar II
      LG 201 Grammar II Course description This one credit course provides an intermediate coverage of Lakota grammar. It will focus on conjunctions, partitives, quantifiers, mass nouns, noun incorporation, empathic pronouns, additive focus, restrictive focus, intensifiers, comparative, superlative and adverbs of time. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, it also offers a reasonable amount of oral practice so that students can enhance their ability to conjugate verbs in communicative situations. This course will benefit both second la

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    • LG 202 Lakota Morphology II (inflectional and derivational)
      LG 202 Lakota Morphology II (inflectional and derivational) Course description This one credit course builds on LG 102 and provides coverage of Lakota morphology at a pre-intermediate to intermediate level. It focuses primarily on Lakota 1st dative and 2nd dative verbs, possessive verbs, verbs with indefinite object marker. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, it also offers a reasonable amount of oral practice so that students can enhance their ability to conjugate verbs in communicative situations. This course will benefit both second language

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    • LG 203 Syntax II
      LG 203 Syntax II Course description This one credit course builds on LG 103 and provides coverage of Lakota sentence structure at a pre-intermediate to intermediate level. It focuses primarily on quoted and reported speech, reported commands and questions, cleft sentences, relative clauses, complement clauses and conditional clauses. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, it also offers a reasonable amount of oral practice so that students can enhance their ability to conjugate verbs in communicative situations. This course will

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    • LG 301 Phonology I
      LG 301 Phonology I Course description This one credit course provides a more comprehensive introduction to Lakota phonology than that offered in LG 101. Students will learn about the Lakota phonemic inventory, consonant clusters and numerous fast speech phenomena. The course will also offer practice in listening comprehension. This course will benefit both second language learners and those native speakers who are current or prospective Lakota language teachers. Course textbooks Lakota Grammar Handbook. Jan Ullrich, with Ben Black Bear, Lakota La

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    • LG 302 Morphology III (derivational)
      LG 302 Morphology III (derivational) Course description This one credit course builds on LG 102 and LG 202. It focuses primarily on Lakota derivational morphology, such as instrumental prefixes, locative prefixes. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, it also offers a reasonable amount of oral practice so that students can enhance their ability to conjugate verbs in communicative situations. This course will benefit both second language learners and those native speakers who are current or prospective Lakota language teachers. Cours

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    • LG 303 Syntax III
      LG 303 Syntax III Course description This one credit course builds on LG 103 and LG 203 and provides coverage of Lakota sentence structure at an upper-intermediate level. It focuses on sentences with transportation verbs, change of state, adverbial clauses, nominalization, sentences with “empty” they, passive participle and passive voice, auxiliary verbs and on various multi-verb constructions. Although the course relies more heavily on instruction in order to cover the extensive material, it also offers a reasonable amount of oral practice so that students can enhance their ability to c

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    Lakota Teaching Methods Courses

    • LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods
      LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods Course description This one credit course is the first of a three course continuum and introduces the best practices in communicative language teaching methodology adapted for effective teaching of the Lakota language. The course is designed for current or prospective Lakota language teachers. Course textbooks Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po, Speak Lakota, Level 1. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington. Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po, Speak Lakota, Level 2. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington. Lakota Grammar

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    • LM 102 Lakota Language Teaching Methods
      LM 102 Lakota Language Teaching Methods Course description This one credit course is the second of a three course continuum and introduces the best practices in communicative language teaching methodology adapted for effective teaching of the Lakota language. The course is designed for current or prospective Lakota language teachers and it builds on the foundations of LM 101. Course textbooks Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po, Speak Lakota, Level 1. Lakota

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    • LM 103 Lakota Language Teaching Methods
      LM 103 Lakota Language Teaching Methods Course description This one credit course is the third of a three course continuum and introduces the best practices in communicative language teaching methodology adapted for effective teaching of the Lakota language. The course is designed for current or prospective Lakota language teachers and it builds on the foundations of LM 101 and

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