BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STLG-150 - Special Topics: St'at'imcets Immersion - 3.00 Credits

STLG-150 - Special Topics: St'at'imcets Immersion - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to immerse learners in St'at'imcets in order to develop language competency and prepare them for careers in language teaching. This course will provide the learner with an introduction to communication skills as a part of becoming a beginning speaker. This course will be delivered in a focused and concentrated time period of total immersion in St'at'imcets that involves a wide range of activities in a cultural context.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : STLG 111, or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree or equivalent.
    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:

  • speak and respond in everyday conversational situations;

  • communicate appropriately during simulated community life and events of the St'at'imc;

  • communicate in response to simple commands and greetings in St’at’imcets using short phrases or appropriate actions;

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic oral traditions and cultural protocols of St’át’imcets;

  • demonstrate the use of grammatical structures and sounds associated with St’at’imcets, and

  • demonstrate an understanding of the connections between the St’át’imcets and the culture associated with the ways of life of the St’at’imc.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Frank, B. R., Whitley, R. A., Eijk, J. Nqwal'‹ttenlhkalha English to St’át’imc Dictionary Vol. 1. Current Edition. Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society. St’át’imc Phrases and Greetings. Current Edition Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Coordinator/Editor Napoleon, M.
    Original Manuscript Peters, D. Et al. Introducing St’át’imcets (Fraser River Dialect). Current Edition. Lillooet, B.C. Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Lillooet Tribal Council.
  • Smith, Trefor. Our Stories Are Written on the Land. A Brief History of the Upper St’át’imc. Current Edition. Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Other Resources: A fluent Elder speaker will also be available for learners.
    Transfer Credits: For further information visit www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
  • Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course.
  • Students should note that it is mandatory to participate in arranged local field trips associated with language learning.

  • All students in the DSTC program are expected to meet DSTC Language Performance Standards/Competencies related to language proficiency levels set by the St’át’imc Language and Culture Authority.