BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NADU-350 - Nadut'en Language Immersion: Intro to Mentored Special Topics - 3.00 Credits

NADU-350 - Nadut'en Language Immersion: Intro to Mentored Special Topics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introductory apprenticeship course. The course provides students immersion learning following a master apprentice model. Fluent Nadut'en language speakers engage students in total immersion sessions focused on increasing the use of Nadut'en language by pairing students with community or family Mentor Fluent or Elder speakers. To develop an instructor guided Mentored learning plan including selecting a Mentor Fluent or Elder speaker to commit to homework with. Developing a day-by-day Mentor/learner setting and topics plan for seven selected sessions approved by Instructor and Mentor Fluent or Elder speaker (to be carried out by the student and monitored, observed and evaluated by the Instructor).
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : Completion of year 2 of the DSTC program, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    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:
  • demonstrate the ability to use advanced and more complicated grammatical structures;

  • identify, through use of an extended vocabulary, a greater number and variety of topics and their uses;

  • develop the ability to express a range of human emotions in typical and hypothetical situations;

  • demonstrate an enhanced awareness of word usage and enunciation; and

  • develop and tell a unique or personal story in the Nadut’en language.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Patrick D. & Tress, S. Nedut’en Dictionary. Current Edition. Vanderhoof, BC. Yinka Dene Language Institute.
  • Carrier Dictionary Committee Central Carrier Bilingual Dictionary. Current Edition. Fort St. James, BC. Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • Other Resources: Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course. Students should note that whenever local field trips associated with language learning classes are arranged, these experiences are mandatory.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 30, 2013.