BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-360 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Advanced Apprentice - 6.00 Credits

NSYL-360 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Advanced Apprentice - 6.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an advanced apprenticeship course. The course provides students immersion learning following the three principles of (a) leaving English behind (b) relating to everything and every action in Nsyilxcen and (c) relearning the world in Nsyilxcen. Fluent Nsyilxcen speakers engage students in total immersion sessions focused on increasing the use of Nsyilxcen by pairing each student with a Master Fluent Elder speaker (one on one), developing an instructor guided Master Apprentice learning Plan, to selecting a Master Fluent Elder speaker to commit to work with, and developing a day-by-day master/apprentice setting and topics plan for seven selected sessions approved by instructor and Master Fluent Elder speaker (to be carried out by the student and monitored, observed and evaluated by the instructor).
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Indigenous Academic Studies Department
  • Prerequisites : NSYL 255 and NSYL 257 and or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 90
    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:

  • explain the principles in a Master Apprentice model;
  • adjust their conversation learning plans to the selected master speaker life requirements;
  • exhibit an understanding of the discipline required to become an apprentice learner working with selected master;
  • develop and implement seven lesson plans to participate in a Master/Apprentice language learning situation;
  • work respectfully with Master Fluent Elder speakers; and

  • demonstrate a high level of verbal fluency in seven select immersion settings with a Master Fluent Elder speaker.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Mattina, A. Colville-Okanagan Dictionary. Current edition Missoula, MT. University of Montana.
  • Van Ek, J.A. Threshold. Current edition. Cambridge, England, UK. The Council of Europe, Oxford: Cambridge U. Press, UK.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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