Courses

Summer School 2024

The upcoming Summer School will be held on campus from July 8 to July 26, 2024 and online from July 29 to August 16, 2024. The specific scheduling of courses will be announced closer to Spring 2024. Keep an eye on this page for updates!

Deadline to apply: June 7, 2024

In-person Only Courses

Block 1 - July 8 to July 16

  • LING 111: Linguistics for Language Revitalization with Corey Telfer and Marianne Huijsmans
    • Every weekday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm MST
  • INT D 311: Planning for Language Sustainability with Rachel McGraw
    • Every weekday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm MST

To be confirmed:

  • NS 103 - B1: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 1

Block 2 - July 18 to July 26

  • LING 211: Describing Sounds and Sound Patterns with Corey Telfer and Marianne Huijsmans
    • Every weekday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm MST
  • INT D 318: Technologies for Language Documentation with Craig Kopris
    • Every weekday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm MST

To be confirmed:

  • NS 103 - B2: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 2

3-week-long classes - July 8 to July 26

  • EDEL 462: Developing Class Materials and Curriculum for Indigenous Languages with Ramona Washburn
    • July 9, 10, 16, 18, 24, & 25 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm MST
  • EDEL 463: Assessment in Indigenous Language Classrooms with Velvalee George
    • Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 11:30 am MST
  • EDEL 496: Literacy and Drama in Indigenous Language Education with Maureen Belanger
    • Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 3:30 pm MST

Online Only Courses


July 8 to July 26

  • NS 103 - B1: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 1 with Dorothy Thunder
    • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 am MST
  • LING 212: Describing Word and Sentence Patterns I with Darren Flavelle, Craig Kopris & Jordan Lachler  - Cancelled


July 29 to August 16

  • NS 103 - B2: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 2 with Dorothy Thunder
    • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 am MST
  • EDEL 306: Introduction to Indigenous Literacy and Language Development with Simon Bird
    • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 am MST
  • EDEL 461: Second Language Acquisition: Teaching Indigenous Languages in an Immersion Context with Norine Buffalo
    • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 am MST
  • EDEL 460: Sustaining Language and Culture Through Traditional Knowledge and Practices with Linda Pelly
    • Monday to Friday, 1:00 - 3:30 pm MST
  • EDEL 496: Leadership in Language and Culture with Heather Blair & Andrea Custer
    • Monday to Friday, 1:00 - 3:30 pm MST
  • LING 213: Describing Word and Sentence Patterns II with Craig Kopris & Darren Flavelle - Cancelled

 


 

The following are the courses that CILLDI offers during its Summer School, or can arrange to teach in communities on their own schedule.

Community Linguist Certificate

INT D 311: Planning for Language Sustainability

This course is an introduction to the field of community language planning. You will learn the key elements of creating a language revitalization strategy for your community, and how to plan for the long-term sustainability of your language from one generation to the next.

INT D 318: Technologies for Language Documentation

This course is an introduction to the field of language documentation.  You will learn the best practices in planning for and carrying out recordings of language speakers, and then how to work with those recordings to develop resources that can support language teachers and learners.

LING 111: Linguistics for Language Revitalization

This course is an introduction to the field of linguistics. You will learn about the way that linguists study languages, and how those techniques can be used to support teachers and learners in their work of language revitalization.

 

LING 211: Describing Sounds and Sound Patterns

This course is an introduction to the field of phonetics. You will learn how linguists describe and categorize sounds in a language based on the way they are pronounced, and how these insights can be applied to help teachers and learners develop a better understanding of the sound system in their language.

LING 212: Describing Word and Sentence Patterns I
LING 213: Describing Word and Sentence Patterns II

These two courses are an introduction to the fields of morphology and syntax. You will learn how linguists study the structure of words, and discover patterns in how those words are combined into phrases and sentences of various types.  You will see how these patterns are the key for learners in order to improve their language proficiency.

 

Student in INT D 311 class

Education Classes

EDEL 306: Introduction to Indigenous Literacy and Language Development

 

This course is an introduction to teaching languages and reading. You will learn how to plan for language teaching sessions, and strategies for supporting the spoken and written use of Indigenous languages in the classroom by both teachers and students.

EDEL 460: Sustaining Language and Culture Through Traditional Knowledge and Practices

This course is an introduction to strengthening the connections between language and culture. You will learn about strategies communities are using to sustain their traditional practices, and how that plays a vital role in the maintenance and revitalization of their languages.

EDEL 461: Second Language Acquisition: Teaching Indigenous Languages in an Immersion Context

This course is an introduction to reaching and learning Indigenous languages as a second language. You will learn about a variety of immersion teaching methods that support children and adults in developing their skills in both understanding and speaking the language. 

 

EDEL 462: Developing Class Materials and Curriculum for Indigenous Languages

This course is an introduction to language materials development.  You will get hands-on experience in designing and creating a wide range of print and digital resources that support language learning in the classroom.

EDEL 463: Assessment in Indigenous Language Classrooms

This course is an introduction to the field of language assessment.  You will learn various strategies for helping to chart the language-learning progress of both children and adults, and how to use that information to target improvements in your own teaching methods.

EDEL 496: Literacy and Drama in Indigenous Language Education

 This course is an introduction to using storytelling to teach Indigenous languages.  You will learn how to incorporate elements of drama, movement, teamwork and improvisation to engage language learners and connect them with the oral traditions of your community.

EDEL 496: Leadership in Language and Culture

 

Barb Laderoute teaching an Education course

nêhiyawêwin (Plains Cree) language courses for beginning learners

NS 103 B1: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 1
NS 103 B2: Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners Level 2

These two courses are an introduction to learning a specific Indigenous language through immersion. It is targeted to beginning learners who are early in their language-learning journeys.  

 

Wayne Jackson teaching Cree