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The 2016/2017 Academic timetable will be posted Monday, April 4, 2016.

Continuing student registration begins for 2016 Fall and 2017 Winter on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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KWA-096

Introduction to Kwak'wala

3 hour lecture, 2 credits

Students will learn basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation in a Kwak'wala language immersion setting with a focus on listening and speaking. The units cover a wide variety of themes including greetings, social interaction, household activities, community, environment, wildlife, food harvesting and preparation and cultural activities. Combined, these encompass our way of life, as Kwakwaka'wakw, and give insight on how our language is essential to who we are. This will also provide students with a basic understanding of several learner strategies and methods that are advantageous for Indigenous language acquisition including Total Physical Response the Dr. Greymorning method, and comprehensible language acquisition methods.

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