LING 360 – Teaching Language

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INLG 360 

Instructor: Sally Hart  

email: or   cell/text: 250 246-3039

Office hours: 3:30 to 4:30 pm Monday’s and Tuesdays

Simon Fraser University 

Summer 2022  Ling 360 Introduction to Applied Linguistics: Hul’q’umi’num’ 

Instructor: Sally Hart ( ( 

Cell: 250-246-3039         Home: 250-715-3039

Hul’q’umi’num’ language experts:  Delores Louie, Marlene Tommy, Tara Morris, and various Elders and visitors

Location: On-line via Zoom

Schedule: May 2–June 28, Monday and Tuesday, 7:00 pm—9:30 pm

Course Outline 

Theoretical and practical aspects of second language teaching and materials development. Through readings, discussions and hands-on tasks, participants will develop critical skills in making their own strategic choices about approaches and methodologies for teaching Hul’q’umi’num’. Topics will include an overview of innovative methods and the development of materials that enrich the language learning environment. 

Upon completing LING 360, students will attain the following learning outcomes: 

• To become familiar with different approaches to teaching language
• To adapt various approaches, methods and techniques to produce lessons for Hul’q’umi’num’ 

which will promote fluency in the language and understanding of Hul’q’umi’num’ culture 

• To be aware teaching practices and materials development in Hul’q’umi’num’ language 


Course materials: 

Required readings 

Bennett, Ruth, 1997. It really works: Cultural Communication Proficiency. In Rehner, J (Ed.) Teaching Indigenous Languages, Flagstaff, Arizona. 

First Peoples’ Cultural Council:
Language Nest Handbook; Language and Cultural Immersion Handbook; Master- Apprentice Handbook. 

Ignace, Marianne, 1998. Handbook for Aboriginal Language Program Planning in BC. FNESC. Chapters 4–6. 

Supplemental readings 

Richard-Amato, Patricia A, 1996. Making it Happen. Interaction in the Second Language Classroom, Longman. Chapters 1-4, 7, 8, 10-12. 

Larsen-Freeman, Diane, 2000. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching, OUP. 

Additional Readings TBA.

Various Videos on Scaffolding, TPR and other language teaching methods, TBA. 

a) A portfolio of lesson ideas using a variety of teaching strategies suitable for Hul’q’umi’num’, 

b) Final project: produce and present a Hul’q’umi’num’ language lesson. 

Evaluation:  Attendance and participation 25% Portfolio 30% Journal 15%
Final project presentation of language lesson 30% 

Week 1 
May 2 & 3
Opening Prayer, acknowledgement, Introductions

Binder contents
Preparing to teach:
— Setting – Safety
— Learners – First Impressions
— Openers – Closure
Assign reading/references for journal entry
Chapter C 62-76 PDF
Journal Entry (Sample) PDF
Journal Entry (Template) PDF (for print)
Journal Entry (Template) ODT (OpenOffice)
Journal Entry (Template) DOCX (Word)

Teaching a lesson in person vs zoom

Portfolio Activity

Journal Entry/Assignment 1 due Sat. noon, May 7th 
A) Reflection Piece:  Watch video (see ref. list #4)
B) Reading (see ref. list #6)
C) KLWS for this week
(What I knew, what I learned, what I wonder and summarize)
Week 2 
May 9 &10
Songs, Protocols, Staying in the language

Presenter: Renea Sampson, SENCOTEN, Elementary and Middle school Immersion 

Chant work Activity and file/sheets
Chant Activity PDF
Chant Activity ODT
Chant Activity DOCX
Printable cube PNG

Assign reading/references for journal entry
Materials Development Comparing and contrasting materials: In-person vs Zoom. 

Presenter: Marlene Tommy
Zoom – Teaching behind the scenes, how to make it happen! 

Journal Entry/Assignment 2 due Sat. noon, May 14th 
A) Reflection on presentations/readings
B) KLWS for this week
C) Chant 1 Assignment
Week 3
May 16 & 17
Classroom management and  language learning
Merle Semour

TPR Total Physical Response: Next level – Extending commands –  meaning and context

Assign reading/references for journal entry
Creating a Unit Plan/Designing a lesson
Journal Entry/Assignment 3 due Sat. noon, May 21st 

A) Reflection on presentations/readings (see reference list #5)
B) KLWS for this week

Week 4 
May 23 & 24 
Second language learning: comparisons
Amy Cheung, ESL Hong Kong 

Assign reading/references for journal entry
Dialogues in action Role play

Journal Entry/Assignment 4 due Sat. noon, May 28th 
A) Reflection on presentations/readings
B) KLWS for this week
Week 5 
May 30 & 31
How to stay in the language?
Helena Norris – SENCOTEN language, Language Nest

Assign reading/references/ for journal entry
Games Appeal

Journal Entry/Assignment 5 due Sat. noon, June 4th
A) Reflection on presentations/readings
B) KLWS for this week
Week 6 
June 6 & 7
Story-based Learning
Gina Ess (Salazar)

Assign reading/references for journal entry
Designing your own story

Sat. noon, June 11th
A) Reflection on presentations/readings
B) KLWS for this week
Week 7 
June 13 & 14
Where are your keys?

Assign reading/references for journal entry
Student and Self Assessment
Sat. noon, June 18th
A) Reflection on presentations/readings (see ref. list #3)
B) KLWS for this week
C) All journals and completed Lesson/Unit plans must be handed in today. Hay tseep q’u, sii’em’ nu siiye’yu. No exceptions, tth’ihwum.

Reading and Video Resourses

  1. hw’iiw’tsust tthu stl’ul’iqulh: Teaching the Kids by Ruby Peter – Sti’tum’at 

& Donna Gerdts

  1. The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice by Leanne Hinton

Chapter 23 – Arapaho (other sections for reading to be announced)

  1. Teaching Indigenous Languages edited by Jon Rheyner

  1. Video resourse: Supporting Language Learning Development in a Language Rich Environment  

         Phonology syntax and semantics are key for young learners

  1. Video resource:  What (4 things) do great teachers do?

  Nick Fuhrman  TEDxUGA

  1. The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong

Unit C, Classroom Management/Effective Teacher (Sally to scan for student access)

  1. Quw’utsun Syuwentst Primary Curriculum, Cowichan Cultural Education Centre

More forthcoming —