BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-110 - Nsyilxcen I (OKANAGAN LANGUAGE) (Previously INST 111) - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-110 - Nsyilxcen I (OKANAGAN LANGUAGE) (Previously INST 111) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Nsyilxcen (Okanagan) Language Adult Immersion develops language proficiency in adult learners and prepares them for careers in the language field. The student will actively participate in an Okanagan oral immersion class. This is an introduction to Nsyilxcen Level I. Oral immersion instruction method develops proper pronunciation skills in the forty-seven separate sounds of Nsyilxcen in speech and elocution, develops recognition and differentiation of separate sounds in speech. This method provides the learner with foundational communication skills as a part of their society as a Beginner Level I speaker. Instructors are experienced in utilizing associative/cognitive (immersion) second language learning method combined with some aspects of Total Physical Response as an instructional methodology.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Masters and/or Bachelors Degree and/or designate of Language authority under auspice of instructor of record.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • pronounce all sounds correctly;

  • recognize, identify and pronounce all forty-seven sounds of N’syilxcen as a part of speech;
  • introduce others, greetings and responses;
  • conjugate personal pronouns;
  • articulate ten command sentences; and
  • fluently use ten present tense action words in short sentences with proper pronoun forms.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Audiotapes held in the En’owkin library will be used, including songs, stories and conversations.
  • Other Resources:
  • Audio taped pronunciation drills will be given for beginner N’syilxcen students.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.com
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