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  • Lakȟótiyapi Language Courses at LSI- South

    Oglala Lakota College

    Communicative Lakota 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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    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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    Lakota Teaching Methods Courses

    • LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods (Native Speakers)
      LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods (Native Speakers) Course description This one credit course 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 language teachers who are native speakers of Lakota. 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 Handbook. Jan

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    • LM 102 Lakota Language Teaching Methods II (Native Speakers)
      LM 102 Lakota Language Teaching Methods II (Native Speakers) 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 language teachers and it builds on the foundations of LM 101. This course is designed for native speakers of Lakota. Course textbooks Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po, Speak Lakota, Level 1. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington. Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po, Speak La

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