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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 (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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    • CL 301 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level - I
      CL 301 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): This course is the first course of a tree 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.     Required Text and Materials: Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullric

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    • CL 302 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level - II
      CL 302 Communicative Lakota for Intermediate Level – II Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): This course is the second course of a tree 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.     Required Text and Materials: Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullrich, J. (2016).

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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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    • LG 301 Lakota Grammar for Intermediate Level - I
      LG 301 Lakota Grammar for Intermediate Level – I Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): 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.     Required Text and Materials: Black Bear, Ben, Jr. and Ullrich,

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    • LG 101 T Lakota Grammar for Teachers - I
      LG 101 T Lakota Grammar for Teachers – 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). The course is designed to equip Lakota language teachers with the knowledge of most fundamental concepts of Lakota grammar so that they are at a better position to develop or apply effective and engaging teaching activities.   Required Text and Materials:

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    • LG 102 T Lakota Grammar for Teachers – II
      LG 102 T Lakota Grammar for Teachers – II Course Description (Waúŋspe Oyákapi): This one credit course provides a comprehensive coverage of Lakota inflectional morphology for prospective Lakota language teachers. After this course, participants 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, they will learn how to combine subject and object affixes within verbs. The course also offers ideas on pedagogical approaches to introducing and practicing conjugation in Lakota language classes. &nb

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    • LG 302 Lakota Grammar for Intermediate Level - II
      LG 302 Lakota Grammar for Intermediate Level – II Course Description (Wóuŋspe Oyákapi): This one credit course builds on LG 102 and LG 202. It focuses primarily on Lakota derivational morphology, such as instrumental prefixes and 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. &n

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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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