BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STLG-360 - St'át'imcets Mentoring I - 3.00 Credits

STLG-360 - St'át'imcets Mentoring I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is intended for advanced learners of St'át'imcets. The focus will be on gathering St'át'imc language and culture information from a Language Elder Mentor (Mentor) in informal and natural settings to provide 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 Language Elder Mentor (Mentor). At the start of the course, each student will work with her/his Mentor to establish and agree upon goals and objectives related to the course learning outcomes to be achieved through the course work (the Agreement).
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  • Prerequisites : STLG 251, 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 individulaized goals and objectives set at 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 250 new terms relating to specific topics;

  • demonstrate enhanced understanding of the grammatical structure of St’át’imcets (sentence structure and language rules);

  • demonstrate increased competence in oral communication in St’át’imcets with respect to asking questions, acknowledging 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 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 understanding of and appreciation for St’át’imc oral traditions and cultural protocols; and

  • demonstrate his/her understanding of the master/apprentice philosophy and methods.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Hinton, Leanne with Verna, Matt. How to Keep your language Alive: A Common Sense Approach to One-On-One Language learning. Current Edition. Berkely, California. Heyday Books.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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