Breathing Life into New Speakers: Nsyilxcn and Tlingit Sequenced Curriculum, Direct Acquisition, and Assessments

@article{Johnson2017BreathingLI,
  title={Breathing Life into New Speakers: Nsyilxcn and Tlingit Sequenced Curriculum, Direct Acquisition, and Assessments},
  author={Michele K. Johnson},
  journal={The Canadian Modern Language Review / La revue canadienne des langues vivantes},
  year={2017},
  volume={73},
  pages={109 - 132}
}
  • Michele K. Johnson
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology, Art
  • The Canadian Modern Language Review / La revue canadienne des langues vivantes
Abstract:Many Indigenous languages are critically endangered and faced with the urgent need to create parent-aged advanced speakers. This goal requires sequenced curriculum, effective teaching methods, students being supported to spend more than 2,000 hours on task, and regular assessments. In response to this urgent need the author followed a proven direct acquisition method and curricular design developed for Nsyilxcn and Interior Salish languages and wrote two beginner Tlingit textbooks and… Expand
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