ta’ulthun sqwal | Hul’q’umi’num’ Language Academy

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Welcome

Welcome ta’ulthun sqwal | Hul’q’umi’num’ Language Academy 2018 Students!

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For HLA (2018) Phonetics Class:

WHEN

When: April – December 2018

SPRING MEETING DATES

• April – June:  12 hours/week for 9 weeks (2 days/evenings a week and Saturday)

Saturday classes 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (location VIU-Cowichan Campus Room 225)

* Last Saturday class of the spring is June 16th.

Please come to two Monday and/or Tuesday classes each week.

Monday class: 12:00 – 3:00 pm or 5:00 – 8:00

Tuesday class: 12:00 – 3:00 pm or 5:00 – 8:00

* Last Tuesday class is June 19th.

**The last week in June is “break” week. Time to catch up on homework and also get sorted out for the full-time schedule in the summer months.

SUMMER MEETING DATES

>First summer class Tuesday July 3rd. 

• July and August: 6 hours/day for 30 days (Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM)

>Last summer class is Thursday August 23rd. 

FALL MEETING DATES (TBA)
• September – December:  12 hours for 9 weeks (2 afternoon/evenings a week and Saturdays)

OVERVIEW

The program will consist of 400 hours of together time— speaking and using Hul’q’umi’num’—plus guided study of web materials and group & individual projects.

The goal is fluency and literacy in Hul’q’umi’num’ and participants will also learn technical and other skills needed for becoming a language/culture instructor, language researcher, and materials developer.

Participants will earn 30 units (=one year) of university credit, leading to an SFU Certificate in First Nations language proficiency. Upon completion, students can continue on with Diploma at SFU.

For information on admission and FAQ:

For information about the courses:

To express your interest in joining this program, please contact:  

Donna Gerdts    
gerdts@sfu.ca
250-701-1236