BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SKWX-111 - Skwxwu7mesh Language I - 3.00 Credits

SKWX-111 - Skwxwu7mesh Language I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Skwxwú7mesh Language I is a continuation of the introductory Skwxwú7mesh Language. The student will know an additional 250 high-frequency vocabulary items, will have mastered all but a few of the difficult sounds of the language, and how to use the Skwxwu7mesh writing system. The student will start being comfortable communicating in present, everyday situations using the language.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : SKWX 110,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Masters and/or Bachelors degree and/or designate of Language Authority under auspices 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:

  • communicate accurately in a new set of situations;
  • understand and produce most of the most difficult sounds of the language;

  • understand and use the Skwxwú7mesh writing system;
  • express simple ideas/opinions in Skwxwu7mesh; and
  • produce sentences of a variety of new types.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Squamish Language Team and Squamish Language Elders Advisory Team. (Writers/Directors). (Current Edition). The Kal’kalilh game. [CD-Rom]. (Available from the Squamish Nation Education Department. Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5).
  • Miranda, Chief Louis, PhD. (Writer). (Current Edition). How to write the Squamish language. [CD-Rom/Booklet]. (Available from the Squamish Nation Education Department. Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5).
  • Jacobs, Peter (Ed.). (Current Edition). Skwxwú7mesh–Xweliten Skexwts (the Squamish-English Dictionary). Squamish, BC: Squamish Nation Education Department.
  • Jacobs, Peter (Ed.). (Current Edition). English–Squamish dictionary. Squamish, BC: Squamish Nation Education Department.
  • Other Resources: Resources may vary by instructor.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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