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NSYL-111 - N'syilxcen II (Okanagan Language) - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-111 - N'syilxcen II (Okanagan Language) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Nsyilxcen II (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 Nsyilcen Level II is for those who understand, but do not speak Nsyilxcen. Oral immersion instruction method increases vocabulary by adding more complex speech building on previous level one outcomes. Students will add more social language use vocabulary, more sentence building action words designed to increase complex sentence learning and use. 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 : NSYL 110, (Previously INST 111) or permission of instructor.
    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:
  • introduce themselves in a formal manner;- form questions, who, what, where, how and ha’ or uc’ (unique to Nshilxcen);
  • respond to questions forms learned in level I;
  • utilize transitive verb and intransitive verb forms using foundational action verbs in short sentences;
  • pronounce ten sentences transitive verb and intransitive verb forms; and- conjugate ten common action sentences in past tense and future tense.
  • Text and Materials: No Text will be required. Audiotapes held in the En’owkin library will be used, including songs, stories and conversations.
    Other Resources: No Text; Audio taped pronunciation drills for beginner N’syilxcen.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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