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    • LDL 101 Teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Level I Methods A

      LDL 101 Teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Level I Methods A 

      Course description This course, which is an intensive practical overview of teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ language, will emphasize introducing and reinforcing vocabulary with flashcards, props, and Total Physical Response (TPR) methods. The course will also address classroom management techniques for the language classroom, as well as the use of different teaching modalities to address diverse learning styles. Course textbooks Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po! Speak Lakota! Level 1 textbook. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2004.

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    • LDL 102 Teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ II Methods A

      LDL 102 Teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ II Methods A 

      Course description This course, which is an intensive practical overview of teaching Očhéthi Šakówiŋ language, will emphasize Očhéthi Šakówiŋ phonetics and pronunciation along with simple interrogative sentences. The course will also address classroom management techniques for the language classroom, as well as the use of different teaching modalities to address diverse learning styles. Course textbooks Lakȟótiya Wóglaka Po! Speak Lakota! Level 2 textbook. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2005.

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    • LDL 110 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Phonology I

      LDL 110 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Phonology I 

      Course description This course is the primary linguistic introduction to the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ phonetic system (i.e. its sounds and writing system). Emphasis will be on an overview of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ phonetic system and consistency in writing the language. Special emphasis will be on developing a basic technical linguistic understanding of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ phonology, the issues and difficulties associated with English speakers learning these sounds, and developing a professional approach to teaching these concepts. The use of specialized fonts and keyboard s

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    • LDL 121 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners I

      LDL 121 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners I 

      Course description This course is designed for second language learners of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ who are at a beginner level. It is part one of a three course continuum. It will give an overview of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ pronunciation and how to use a Očhéthi Šakówiŋ dictionary for self-learning. The course will focus on demonstratives, pronunciation, numbers, kinship terms, body parts, verbs of possession and coming and going, and time in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (past, present, future and seasonal). Students will be exposed to various self-learning skills and strategies in order to become

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    • testimonial - LDL 122 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners II

      LDL 122 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners II 

      Course description This course will build on LDL 121 and will focus on language used for expressing time in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (habitual events, specific events in the past, non-specific events in the past, future or potential events, asking "when”). Other topics include the concept of “can” and “want” in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ; two verb constructions; relative clauses for describing people, animals and objects; direct speech and reported speech; Očhéthi Šakówiŋ counterparts for

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    • testimonial - LDL 123 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners III

      LDL 123 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Beginners III 

      Course description This course will build on LDL 122 and will focus on conditional clauses, indirect questions, postpositions, and T-words (question words). The course will review animal vocabulary (body parts, describing animals, animal activities etc.) with the aim of using the topic of traditional animals for practicing various sentence patterns and communicative situations. Students will be introduced to frequency adverbs, usages of common verbs, and the difference between commands and reported

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    • testimonial - LDL 210 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Inflectional Morphology I

      LDL 210 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Inflectional Morphology I 

      Course description This course introduces the use of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ morphology so that students are adept at preparing lesson plans and teaching classes using grammatical concepts. Required textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton-Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Bloomington: Lakota Language Consortium, 2008, 2011.

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    • testimonial - LDL 299A: Online Self-Study Methods

      LDL 299A: Online Self-Study Methods 

      Course description This course trains new learners of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ language in the best self-study practices and will draw on the wealth of reading, writing and listening resources that are available online. Through guided practice of the Lakota Learners’ Forum (www.lakotadictionary.org), the New Lakota Dictionary Pro, the most up-to-date keyboard layouts, and other resources, students will gain important self-study skills that can supplement classes and face-to- face interaction with fluent speakers. Course objectives The student will: Know how to navi

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