BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-350 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Introduction to Mentored Special Topics - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-350 - Nsyilxcen Immersion: Introduction 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 Nsyilxcen speakers engage students in total immersion sessions focused on increasing the use of Nsyilxcen 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:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nsyilxcen Language Fluency Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or Equivalent
    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:

    • explain the principles in a Mentor Apprentice model;

    • demonstrate an ability to adjust their conversation learning plans to the selected Mentor speaker life requirements;

    • exhibit an understanding of the discipline required to become an apprentice learner working with selected Mentor;

    • develop and implement seven lesson plans to participate in a Mentor/Apprentice language learning situation;

    • demonstrate the ability to work respectfully with Mentor Fluent Elder speakers; and

    • demonstrate a high level of verbal fluency in seven select immersion settings with a Mentor Fluent Elder speaker.

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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca 
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