BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INLG-050 - Hailhzaqv Language -

INLG-050 - Hailhzaqv Language -

Course Details
Students will attain a basic comprehension of the speaking, writing and reading of the Hailhzaqv language through a natural setting of total physical response and conversational based teaching. The units cover a wide variety of themes including; greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass our way of life, as Hailhzaqv, and give insight on how our language is essential to whom we are.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 90
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Class Participation, Attendance, Assignments, Quizzes 70%, Final Project/Oral Test 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Be able to demonstrate daily greetings and basic social interaction / Comprehend basic T.P.R. commands;

  • Demonstrate their conversational abilities through exercises and conversational games /produce a wide variety of T.P.R. commands around a home setting. Also, iterate the vocabulary for various items around the household;

  • Describe their surrounding community and environment, understand and demonstrate the vocabulary for a variety of local birds and animals and have a basic understanding of the Hailhzaqv writing system through practical use and demonstration;

  • Know and iterate the basic vocabulary of the many different Heiltsuk foods and traditional and modern tools used to gather them. Understand and be able to demonstrate the language that goes with the food harvesting and preparation; and,

  • Participate in cultural art activities, understand the Heiltsuk language that goes with it and be able to demonstrate this language.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Heiltsuk – English Dictionary Volume 1 , 2
  • Digital Heiltsuk Dictionary

  • Heiltsuk Language E books
  • Recordings with Fluent Heiltsuk Speakers
  • Other Resources:
  • Microcassette –recorders

  • CD recorder

  • Mp3 players

  • Fluent Heiltsuk Speakers have agreed to come into class and assist with the instruction and assessment of students.

  • We make use of local resource people to schedule field trips which are relevant to the course.
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