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    Lakota Communicative Courses

    • CL 101 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - I
      CL 101 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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, b

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    • CL 102 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - II
      CL 102 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – II Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): This course will build on LakC 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 and 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 use stative verbs with relative clauses to describe people, anim

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    • CL 201 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level - I
      CL 201 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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 LakC 101, LakC 102 and LakC 103 and it will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities.   Required Text and Materials: Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullrich, J. (2016). Lakota Grammar Handbook. Bloomington, Indiana: Lakota Language Consortium. New Lakota

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    • CL 202 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level - II
      CL 202 Communicative Lakota for Pre-intermediate Level – II Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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 LakC 101, LakC 102 and LakC 103 and it will continue to develop the students’ oral communication proficiency through highly interactive teaching activities. Required Text and Materials: Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullrich, J. (2016). Lakota Grammar Handbook. Bloomington, Indiana: Lakota Language Consortium. New Lakota D

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    Lakota Grammar Courses

    • LG 101 Lakota Grammar for Beginners - I
      LG 101 Lakota Grammar for Beginners – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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.   Required Text and Materials Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullrich, J. (2016). Lakota Grammar Handbook. Bloomingto

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    • LG 102 Lakota Grammar for Beginners - II
      LG 102 Lakota Grammar for Beginners – II Course Description (Waúŋspe Oyákapi): 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 exten

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    • LG 201 Lakota Grammar for Pre-intermediate Level - I
      LG 201 Lakota Grammar for Pre-intermediate Level – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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 bo

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    • LG 202 Lakota Grammar for Pre-intermediate Level - II
      LG 202 Lakota Grammar for Pre-intermediate Level – II Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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 and 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 learners

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    Lakota Teaching Methods Courses