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HALQ-210 - Intensive Halq'emeylem I - 9.00 Credits

HALQ-210 - Intensive Halq'emeylem I - 9.00 Credits

Course Details
Intensive Halq'eméylem I is an intensive course in the Halq'emeylem language (aka Upriver Halkomelem). In the course, students will learn 500 high-frequency vocabulary items, as well as mastering a number of the core grammatical patterns of the language. The method taken is communicative-functional, structured around dialogues and practicing interaction; this is mixed with practice of grammatical patterns, sound practice, and an intensive focus on vocabulary learning.
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  • Prerequisites : HALQ 112,
    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: 135
    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:
  • have strong passive knowledge of 500 vocabulary items;

  • demonstrate active command of those vocabulary items;

  • use their vocabulary to construct novel sentences using the grammatical patterns covered in the course;

  • pronounce the words and phrases at a basic level; and

  • write material in the language, including very simple original stories and texts.
  • Text and Materials: Vocabulary: First 500 Halq’emeylem Words (digital dictionary and related resources).
    Grammar: S’olh Halq’emeylem, Booklet A.
    Other Resources: Resources may vary by instructor, an example of texts and materials for this course could include:
    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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