BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-110 - Nsyilxcen Language: Pronunciation - Learning the Sounds - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-110 - Nsyilxcen Language: Pronunciation - Learning the Sounds - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Nsyilxcen language proficiency in adult learners prepares them for learning and hearing Nsyilxcen sounds. The student will actively participate in an Okanagan introduction to Nsyilxcen. Instruction method develops proper pronunciation skills in the forty-seven separate sounds of Nsyilxcen, develops recognition and differentiation of separate sounds in speech. This method provides the learner with foundational communication skills as a beginner learner.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nsyilxcen Language Fluency Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060 or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 or permission of instructor.
    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:
  • pronounce all sounds correctly;

  • recognize, identify and pronounce all forty-seven sounds of N’syilxcen as a part of speech;

  • introduce others, greetings and responses;

  • conjugate personal pronouns;

  • articulate ten command sentences; and

  • fluently use ten present tense action words in short sentences with proper pronoun forms.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Audiotapes held in the En’owkin library will be used, including songs, stories and conversations.
  • Other Resources:
  • Audio taped pronunciation drills will be given for beginner N’syilxcen students.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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