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HALQ-112 - Halq'emeylem Language III - 3.00 Credits

HALQ-112 - Halq'emeylem Language III - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Halq'eméylem Language III is an advanced course in the Halq'eméylem language. At the end of the course, students will know an additional 250 high-frequency vocabulary items, and will have gained control of all of the major inflectional endings in the language, (vocabulary learned will be mainly taken from specific texts), and will be able to translate a fairly long oral text without aids. The course is designed to be challenging and fun, and upon completion students will have a strong, solid, foundation in the language. Halq'eméylem Language III will also cover issues in dialectal variation in Upriver speech, and comparison between Upriver vs. Downriver and Island dialects.
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  • Prerequisites : HALQ 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master's and/or Bachelor's Degree and/or designate of Language authority under auspice of instructor of record.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • communicate accurately in a new set of situations covered in this course;

  • produce and discriminate all the sounds in the language;

  • express sentences at a more advanced level, and be able to process selections from real traditional stories, and produce short sections of those stories;

  • recognize and identify major dialectal variation in the language;

  • express strong command of all sounds in the language;

  • demonstrate command of all of the inflectional endings in the language; and

  • listen to and understand a text of some length in the language without aides.
  • Text and Materials: In addition to the CD-Rom games and textbooks below, students will be given access to the talking dictionary of the Halq’eméylem language (to be distributed on CD-Rom, during preparation). Students will also be supplied with cd-rom audio copies and transcriptions of at least two short stories recorded with Native speaking elders.
    Other Resources: Resources may vary by instructor, an example of texts and materials for this course could include:
    S’olh Halq’eméylem (our Halq’eméylem).
    Stó:lô Nation. Halq’eméylem Language, (2002).
    Stó:lô Nation. Sounds of the Stó:lô CD-Rom, (2000).
    Stó:lô Nation. Spirit of the Stó:lô CD-Rom , (2001).
    First Peoples’ Heritage Council. FirstVoices, www.FirstVoices.ca website (2004).
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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