BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STLG-361 - St'át'imcets Mentoring 2 - 3.00 Credits

STLG-361 - St'át'imcets Mentoring 2 - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is intended for advanced learners of St'át'imcets and will continue on from STLG 360 Mentoring 1. The focus will be on gathering St'át'imc language and culture information from a Language Elder Mentor (Mentor) in informal and natural settings thereby providing opportunities for the student to advance their use of St'át'imcets in everyday settings. The course will develop advanced vocabulary and grammatical skills in St'át'imcets through individualized practice with a Mentor. At the start of the course each student will work with her/his Mentor to establish and agree upon goals and objectives to be achieved through the course work (the Student Agreement). The Student Agreement will then serve as the basis for evaluation as the student progresses through the course. Enrolment in this course requires the prior approval of the Upper St'át'imc Language and Culture Authority.
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  • Prerequisites : STLG 360, or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Students will be evaluated on the basis of their individualized goals and objectives set in the Student Agreement. Evaluation will be based on oral and written assignments. 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 that they have increased their vocabulary by using 250 new terms relating to specific topics;
  • demonstrate enhanced ability to use the grammatical structure of St’át’imcets (sentence structure and language rules);
  • demonstrate increased competence in oral communication with respect to asking questions, acknowledgment of information, seeking clarification on discussion topics, etc.;
  • present St’át’imc language information based on personal mentoring objectives agreed upon by the student and the mentor;
  • elicit and record/document in a journal or log a representative sample of new terms and sentences based on the materials gathered from the mentor;
  • document personal reflections and observations about the experience working with the language mentor;

  • demonstrate his/her ability to use and appreciation for St’át’imc oral traditions and cultural protocols; and
  • demonstrate his/her ability to use the master/apprentice philosophy and methods.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Hinton, Leanne with Vera, Matt. How to Keep Your Language Alive: A Common Sense Approach to One-On-One Language Learning. Current edition. Berkeley CA. Heyday Books.

  • B Frank, R Whitley, J van Eyjk. Nqwal’uìttenlhkalha Vol.1: Primary Dictionary. Current edition. Lillooet, BC. USLCES.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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