BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-351 - Secwepemc Language Immersion Vi - 3.00 Credits

SECW-351 - Secwepemc Language Immersion Vi - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will continue to be immersed in the Secwepemc language. Students will demonstrate a highly advanced ability to understand and speak the Secwepemc language, gaining greater fluency, conversational ability, literary skills, and an advanced knowledge of oral traditions. All students in the DSTC program are expected to meet DSTC Language Performance Standards/Competencies related to language proficiency levels set by the Secwepemc Language Authority.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : SECW 350, 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: On completion of this class students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a mastery of sounds in the Secwepemc language;
  • demonstrate a high level of proficiency in language usage in a wide variety of situations;
  • demonstrate proficiency in describing and explaining common activities and processes;
  • demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of the Secwepemc language rules and grammatical structures;
  • demonstrate an advanced level of vocabulary through describing cultural activities; and
  • demonstrate a high level of reading comprehension and writing ability.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Secwepemc Language Committee. English-Secwepemc Dictionary Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Jules, Mona. Qweleyentwecw. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dan & DeRose. Northern Phase Book, 2011. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dixon & Kuipers. A Shuswap Course. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dixon, Palmantier and Kuipers. A Western Shuswap Reader. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Kuipers, Dixon, Gardner, Ignace and Jules. Sptekwles re Qelmucw. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.


  • Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course. Students should note that whenever local field trips associated with language learning classes are arranged, these experiences are mandatory.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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