Aboriginal Language & Literacy

Summer Institute

Living Our Indigenous Languages

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Please join us for a summer institute that will bring together a diverse community of people who are interested in reclaiming and revitalizing Indigenous languages, many of which are endangered.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, staff, language advocates, community members, policy-makers, educators, practitioners, and scholars will be in attendance.

We invite you to enroll in all 4 courses (12 credits in 5 weeks), or in individual courses ranging from one to three weeks.

You will learn first-hand from language speakers, learners, and educators about their personal and professional experiences. You will also gain an understanding of practices in Indigenous language revitalization efforts.

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Indigenous Language-Based Education
in a Non-Indigenous World

LLED 565H/952 | July 2–12
Kauanoe Kamanā

Despite numerous barriers, a grassroots language revitalization movement has made major progress in Hawaiʻi.

Using the case study of the development of P-20 Hawaiian language-based education, students will explore issues of organization, administration, resourcing, assessing, and improving education for Indigenous and other communities.

Multimedia Technology & Indigenous Language Revitalization

LLED 480C/952 | July 2–19
Candace K. Galla

Utilizing technology allows for the preservation of Indigenous languages, materials to be developed and disseminated, expands the domains in which the language is used, and provides relevance, significance and purpose. Students will learn and be exposed to various types of low-, mid- and high-technology initiatives that have been used to document, revitalize, promote and maintain their language.

The course is designed to offer a “hands-on” experience that will contribute to a project-based outcome. Open to all who want to understand and experience how technology can support teaching, learning and revitalization of Indigenous languages. Course material and content can be applied to learners of any language. Basic computer skills are required.

Endangered Language Documentation & Revitalization

FNLG 480A | July 22–27
Darin Flynn

Students will engage in a critical study of the historical, social, cultural, and political, and economic factors impacting language loss, retention and revival. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Local and Global Perspectives on Indigenity:
Solidarity, Struggle and Possibilities
in Language & Literacy Education

LLED 565G/952 | July 29–August 2
Candace K. Galla

This course broadly examines the ways Indigenous communities have sustained and reenergized their languages, literacies, and literary practices in a time where local efforts are affected by global pressures.

First-hand experiences and strategies will be shared by the instructor and guest speakers to address some of the successes and challenges that Indigenous language communities are faced with when engaging in language revitalization efforts.

Darin Flynn

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Candace K. Galla

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Kauanoe Kamanā

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UBC Vancouver Campus

july 2–12, 2013

Indigenous Language-Based Education in a Non-Indigenous World
LLED 565H/952 | Kauanoe Kamanā

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1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Week 1: Tuesday–Saturday
Week 2: Monday–Friday

july 2–19, 2013

Multimedia Technology & Indigenous Language Revitalization
LLED 565H/952 | Candace K. Galla

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10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Week 1: Tuesday–Saturday
Week 2: Monday–Friday
Week 3: Monday–Friday

july 22–27, 2013

Endangered Language Documentation & Revitalization
FNLG 480A | Darin Flynn

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July 22–26 | Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

July 27 | Saturday
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

July 29–August 2, 2013

Global Perspectives on Indigeneity
LLED 565G/952 | Candace K. Galla

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8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday

UBC Students

Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login.

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

The Western Deans’ agreement does not apply to this institute program.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Language & Literacy Education graduate secretary: Christopher Fernandez.

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC graduate students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013
pdce.educ@ubc.ca