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 mentored special topics course. The course provides students immersion learning following a special topics model. Fluent Nadut'en language topic mentors engage students in total immersion sessions focused on increasing the use of the Nadut'en language. Implementing a situational learning practice to guide the topics plan for selected sessions. Situational learning topics may include indoor, outdoor, or other practical learning experiences.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nadut'en Language Fluency Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • 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.