BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HALQ-100 - Halq'emeylem Language Introduction - 3.00 Credits

HALQ-100 - Halq'emeylem Language Introduction - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The Halq'eméylem Language Introduction course is for those who have had little or no previous Halq'eméylem instruction. An intensive study of important aspects of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar are presented through the use of Elders, audiovisual techniques, drill patterns, flashcards, pictures and videotapes. At the end of the course, students will know some of the most important basics of speaking Halq'eméylem.
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  • 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 variety of everyday situations;

  • understand the basic pronunciation of all sounds;

  • produce the basic sounds;

  • express simple ideas/opinions in Halq’eméylem and produce short sentences;

  • understand the basics of cultural knowledge and ceremonies; and

  • apply Halq’eméylem into cultural and spiritual expressions.
  • 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). The talking dictionary includes a language lab feature, which allows the students to record their own voices and play them back. Students will be required to spend a minimum of six hours working in the language lab as well as playing computer games that precisely match the current course topics available on Spirit of the Stó:lô.
    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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