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    • LM 103 Lakota Language Teaching Methods

      LM 103 Lakota Language Teaching Methods 

      Course description This one credit course is the third 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 Lakota language teachers and it builds on the foundations of LM 101 and

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    • LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods

      LM 101 Lakota Language Teaching Methods 

      Course description This course is the first 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 Lakota language teachers. 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.

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    • LG 103 Lakota Grammar for Beginners - III

      LG 103 Lakota Grammar for Beginners – III 

      Course description This course provides an introduction to Lakota sentence structure at a beginner level. This course will benefit both second language learners and those native speakers who are current or prospective Lakota language teachers. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011. Lakota Grammar Handbook. Jan Ullrich, with Ben Black Bear, Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2016.

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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 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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    • 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 103 Communicative Lakota for Beginners - III

      CL 103 Communicative Lakota for Beginners – III 

      Course description This course will build on CL 102 and will focus on increasing student’s communicative skills in Lakota and their ability to express concepts of traditional Lakota culture as well as those used in every day conversations in modern Lakota society, within the family and community. Students will practice expressing their ideas, needs and descriptions in real time via activities with a communicative purpose. Among other patterns, students

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