ERIC Number: ED224676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Experience with Language. Fort Smith T.E.P. (Teacher Education Program).
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
The booklet offers activities, language lessons (oral and written), and suggestions from students and teachers participating in the language programs of four dialects of the Dene Language (Loucheux, Slavey, Dogrib, and Chipewyan) spoken in the Northwest Territories. Beginning consonant sounds are also offered for Inuktitut. Suggested activities include using the tape recorder to recite and listen back, color coding activity to learn substitutions and points of departure in sentence structure; drawing maps; or lip reading. Oral language lessons are composed of drills, storytelling, dialogue, and reciting. Written language lessons offered are transcribing, learning diacritical markings, and understanding sentence structure used in the language. Suggestions for teaching are the use of community people for resource people: learning about the pre-operational child and concrete operational child; activities used to observe student readiness; advantages to teaching students in their native tongue; and techniques for teaching the native language. Listed suggestions from students emphasize the importance of speaking their native tongue and preference for the program to last longer than 6 weeks. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers: Canada; Dene (Language); Northwest Territories