Yukon Native Language Centre/Simon Fraser University Course Offering – Winter 2022

Do you want to learn your language?
Do you want to become a language teacher?

THIS IS THE PROGRAM TO GET YOU STARTED!

The Yukon Native Language Center (YNLC) partners with the Simon Fraser University (SFU) and respective Yukon First Nations to offer a language learning program for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular First Nations language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language for cultural reasons or professional objectives.

All courses are taught with the expertise and knowledge of language revitalization practitioners, linguists and/or fluent speakers. Prioirty is given to Yukon First Nations citizens and language teacher trainees and vacant seats are open to the public at a cost. Tuition and student fees are provided for Yukon First Nation citizens. Honoraria, travel and per diems are covered for fluent speakers. Register now as seats are limited and courses fill up very fast.

Course Schedule Winter 2022

CORE COURSES

INLG 134: Yukon First Nation Language Level 2
Continued introduction to the structure of a specific Yukon language, including phonetics, vocabulary, word formation, and grammatical constructions.
Prerequisite: INLG 133 - Yukon First Nation Language Level 1


INLG 134: Northern Tutchone Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: TBA
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Dikhuxhdi.eit April Baker, Vicki Sear


INLG 134: Southern Tutchone Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:30 – 5:10 PM                 
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Uyenetsʼechįa Sean Smith


INLG 134: Łingít Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM & Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Shkooyéil Tim Hall


INLG 134: Upper Tanana Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: Monday & Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Ndzeey Tsänh nanįį chįį thät Jolenda Johnny


INLG 134: Kaska Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: TBA
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Paul Caesar, Dogālé Emeral Poppe, Nóghā Mā Martina Volfova


INLG 134: Hän Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: TBA
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Trenin Tsul Erika Scheffen


INLG 134: Tagish Level 2
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: Monday & Wednesday 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Shaa Tlein Christine Genier


INLG 200: Introduction to Yukon First Nations Grammar

Introduces the grammatical structure of Yukon FN Athapaskan languages, including verbs, adjectives, possessive markers, and conjugation.
Prerequisites: INLG 133 & INLG 134: Yukon First Nation Language Level 1 & 2.


INLG 200: Introduction to Yukon First Nations Grammar (Northern & Southern Tutchone)
Term: January 11 – April 7, 2022
Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Delivery: Online via Zoom
Instructors: Kàłxʼòkw (Mary Jane Leger, M.Ed)


INLG 200: Introduction to Yukon First Nations Grammar (Upper Tanana)
Term: January 14 – April 8, 2022
Times: Friday Afternoons – time TBA
Delivery: Online via Zoom
Instructors: Olga Lovick (Upper Tanana)


INLG 234: Yukon First Nation Language Level 4
Continuation an intermediate course in the structure of a First Nations language, including writing systems, texts, general linguistic properties, and language family.
Prerequisite: INLG 233: Yukon First Nation Language Level 3


INLG 234: Tagish Lanaguge Learning Level 4   
Term: January 17 – April 8, 2022
Times: TBA
Delivery: Web-based Zoom Classes
Instructors: Zhùrä Shirley Adamson


ELECTIVE COURSES

INLG 435: Curriculum & Materials Development II
Term: January 22 – 23, February 19 – 20, March 19 – 20, 2022
Times: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Delivery: Weekend Seminars (Yukon Native Language Centre)
Instructors: Kelsey Jaggard
Various Guest Lecturers
Prerequisites: INLG 133 & INLG 134: Yukon First Nation Language Level 1 & Level 2 & INLG 335: Curriculum & Materials Development I


INLG 435: Language Teaching Methods II
Term: January 8 – 9, February 5 – 6, March 5 – 6, 2022
Times: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Delivery: Weekend Seminars (Yukon Native Language Centre)
Instructors: Kelsey Jaggard
Various Guest Lecturers
Prerequisites: INLG 133 & INLG 134: Yukon First Nation Language Level 1 & 2

 

Course Dates and Times will be updated as instructors confirm availability*

Yukon Native Language Centre Winter 2022 Course Poster

All courses are subject to Instructor and Fluent Speaker availability. In adherence to COVID19 guidelines classes will be offered at YNLC or community of Instructor (small groups following Safe6) & Online using Zoom video conferencing. Class sizes are limited to 8-10 students. Yukon First Nation citizens/beneficiaries, language teacher trainees and continuing students will be given priority. Tuition and student fees are provided for Yukon First Nation citizens/beneficiaries. Vacant seats are open to the public at course cost.

Should you require credits for courses taken, arrangements can be made upon request.


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To register:

If you are a new student, please start by reviewing the Yukon Native Language Centre’s Student Handbook 2021 – 2022 to review programs offered, frequently asked questions, and important dates. Fill out the New Student Application Form and indicate what program stream you are interested in. Further instructions are outlined on the form.

If you were previously registered in any Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Fall 2021 courses, please fill out the Continuing Student Form with any updated contact information and select your courses.

All new and continuing student course forms are due December 30, 2021 by 11:59 PM and should be sent to info@ynlc.ca.

Forms and Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2021-2022

New Student Application Form - Winter 2022

Continuing Student Application Form - Winter 2022


For more information, please contact YNLC:

Physical Address: Yukon University

Mailing Addresss: Box 2799 | Whitehorse, Yukon YT | Y1A 5K4

Phone: 867-668-8820

Fax: 867-668-8825

Email: kjaggard@ynlc.ca