Menominee Language I and II- Spring 2013
This is an introductory course in the Menominee language. This course will meet on Thursdays, 5-8 p.m., from January 31 through May 9, in WH 405.
The course is taught using indigenous educational methods that are paired with western methods of language instruction. Students are introduced to basic Menominee language speaking and reading skills. This course provides instruction in indigenous ways of teaching and learning language through the use of storytelling and interaction with tribal Elders and first language speakers. The course draws upon oral traditional listening, observation and speaking skills. Students will learn basic Menominee language that can be used daily in any setting.
Students in the course will learn entry level Menominee language skills. Many of these skills are currently taught and used in the Menominee Nation community. One of the primary teaching methods used in this course in known as “TPR ” Total Physical Response which pairs language learning with body movement and physical interaction in the classroom. “TPR” has been shown to maximize language acquisition in a short period of time. One of the best parts about “TPR” is that it makes classroom learning both engaging and fun!
Prerequisite: For Level 1, no prerequisite. For Level II: Menominee Language (FNS 283C offered in Fall 2012) or by approval from instructor. Levels I, II and III will be offered for the Fall of 2013.
- $295 non-credit, $100 deposit is due upon registration
- $956.04 undergraduate (3 credits), Wisconsin resident
Instructors: Napos – David Turney, Sr. email@example.com; Muqsahkwat – Ron Corn, Jr.
- Mona Christensen, Program Director in the Office of Outreach and Adult Access, 920-465-2267, 800-621-2313
- Registration Questions: Call Andrea at 920-465-2775