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NSYL-255 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Place & Topic I - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-255 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Place & Topic I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an intermediate total immersion course. It provides students immersion learning tools following the three principles of (a) leaving English behind, (b) relating to every thing 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 in selected topics including (a) workplace action and description sentences and phrases, (b) school or place of learning action and description sentences and phrases, (c) gatherings (formal, feast, ceremonies, and meetings). (d) action and description sentences and phrases and (e) elders home visits, action and description sentences and phrases.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : Indigenous Language Certificate in NSYL and or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    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:

  • verbally demonstrate the Increased use and fluency of Nsyilxcen Language in the following areas:

  • -workplace action and description sentences and phrases,
    -school or place of learning using action and description sentences and phrases,
    -formal gathering-feast using action and description sentences and phrases,
    -ceremonies using action and description sentences and phrases,
    -meetings using action and description sentences and phrases, and
    -Elder visit using action and description sentences and phrases; and
  • explain the protocol and respectful practice required by students working with Elders in an immersion setting.
  • 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
    Other Information: