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    • testimonial - LDL 243 Field Methods and Transcription I

      LDL 243 Field Methods and Transcription I 

      Course description An essential part of language revitalization is the documentation of the language. This is dependent on effective field methods and reliable transcription of recorded texts. This course is designed to teach recording language data from native speakers and transcribing them. Course objectives The aim of the course is to introduce students to effective field-work strategies on documenting the language. Emphasis will be placed on effective methods to record language data, especially narratives and conversations, from native speakers and created quality tran

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    • testimonial - LDL 231 Immersion Methods

      LDL 231 Immersion Methods 

      Course description Immersion classes are one of the most effective ways to teach a language. This course offers the theoretical insights but especially the practical training in various effective immersion strategies, activities and approaches. It will show the students how using the target language as the language of instruction in any subject is not only possible but also very results in numerous advantages for the children. Course objectives Students will be introduced the theory that supports immersion methodology and after this they will be given practical examples of

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    • testimonial - LDL 310 Lakota/Dakota Inflectional Morphology II

      LDL 310 Lakota/Dakota Inflectional Morphology II 

      Course description As a follow up on Lakota Inflectional Morphology I this course is designed to introduce the students to some of the more advanced aspects of Lakota inflection morphology. Among other things it will discuss the morphological formation of various types of verbs, such as the possessive, reflexive, 1st dative, 2nd dative, causative and reciprocal, as well as their conjugation. The course will offer and exhaustive overview of irregularities occurring in inflectional morphology. Students will be equipped with knowledge which will allow them to conjugate all types of Lako

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    • testimonial - LDL 241 Reading I

      LDL 241 Reading I 

      Course description This course will provide you with a basic introduction to the structure of traditional Lakota/Dakota narratives. The topics covered in this course include the following: Introduction to ohúŋkakaŋ and eháŋni wičhówayake, reading and understanding sentence structures in narrative contexts, use of colorful and complex sentences in Lakota/Dakota stories, as well as learning Lakota/Dakota writing techniques from these stories. In the process of understanding Lakota/Dakota narrative structure we will also briefly discuss how texts can be used in Lako

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    • LDL 101 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level I Methods

      LDL 101 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level I Methods 

      This course is an intensive practical overview of teaching Lakota using the Speak Lakota! Level 1 Textbook. This course will also emphasize introducing and reinforcing vocabulary with flashcards, props, and Total Physical Response (TPR) methods. It will also address classroom management techniques for the language classroom as well as using different teaching modalities to address diverse learning styles.

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    • LDL 341 Reading II

      LDL 341 Reading II 

      Course description As a follow up on Reading 1 this course will offer students more in-depth knowledge in using reading as a method of learning and teaching a second language. The participants of this class will work on increasing their reading comprehension. They will also learn about various strategies for reading comprehension, such as the schema theory approach, as well as using reading comprehension as sociocognitive processing which view comprehension as a process that involves meaning negotiation among text, readers and teachers. This will involve brainstorming about the topic

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    • LDL 104 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level IV Methods

      LDL 104 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level IV Methods 

      Course description This course is an intensive practical overview of teaching Lakota using the Speak Lakota! Level 4 Textbook. This course will emphasize teaching reading skills in Lakota through the concepts of advance organizers and schema; teaching structures and grammar through contextualized exercises; teaching vocabulary through props, flashcards and Total Physical Response methods; and teaching conversational skills through task-based small-group activities. We will address the specific materials in each unit of the Level 4 textbook. We will also address classroom management t

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    • LDL 252 Northern Plains Sign Language

      LDL 252 Northern Plains Sign Language 

      Course description This course is an intensive practical introduction to Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL) and explores how it was a primary mean of intertribal and trade communication between the Lakota, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Arapaho, and Crow prior to the arrival of Europeans and the rise of the use of English. The course will also explore how the use of hand gestures can be a major component and compliment to the speaking of Lakota and help the language be more visually expressive. Students will learn about PISL phonology: the location of the hand, its movement, shape, and

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    • LDL 203 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level III Methods

      LDL 203 Teaching Lakota/Dakota Level III Methods 

      Course description This course is an intensive practical overview of teaching Lakota using the Speak Lakota! Level 3 Textbook. This course will emphasize teaching reading skills in Lakota through the concepts of advance organizers and schema; teaching structures and grammar through contextualized exercises; teaching vocabulary through props, flashcards and Total Physical Response methods; and teaching conversational skills through task-based small-group activities. We will address the specific materials in each unit of the Level 3 textbook. We will also address classroom management t

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    • LDL 350 Neologism Development I

      LDL 350 Neologism Development I 

      Course description This course will develop skills necessary to create new words and phrases in Lakhota for new vocabulary and expressions, explore the traditional methods employed in Lakȟóta words, and identify the words and expressions that have come into existence over the years in the process of cultural/social change among the Lakȟóta people. A thorough understanding of the culture is necessary for creating new vocabulary and expressions for use in Lakȟóta. Course objectives A list will be made of at least ten words and phrases known taken from historical tradition th

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