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NILI Summer Institute 2014

June 23-July 3, 2014

More information on Summer 2014 will be added as it becomes available.

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Registration

Registration deadline is May 31, 2014. A link to the registration form is below or by clicking on the photo. The PDF is fillable. If you are unable to fill it out in your browser, please download it and fill it out in a PDF reader and type in it, print it or save it.

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2014_NILI Registration Form

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Scholarship

Scholarship support generously provided by the UO Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, the UO Office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education, the John and Robin Jaqua Fund of the The Oregon Community Foundation, the Taylor Fithian Family Fund,  and Dr. Virginia Beavert.

The scholarship deadline is April 18, 2014.  Please follow the link below or click on the picture to find the Scholarship Application PDF. The PDF is fillable. If you are unable to fill it out in your web browser, please download it and fill it out in a PDF reader and type in it, print it or save it.

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NILI_2014_Scholarship_Application

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At NILI Summer Institute we:

  • Learn how to teach whole language (moving from words to sentences)
  • Have guided teaching opportunities
  • Create needed language materials for your community
  • Learn more about the structure, vocabulary and pronunciation of your language
  • Experience language learning from a student point of view
  • Become more familiar with a variety of teaching practices and methods
  • Speak in your language with your team members and classmates

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Class Offerings

Linguistics Classes

Participants will choose from three linguistics classes: Introduction to Linguistics; Intermediate Linguistics; and Introduction to Ichishkíin Linguistics. In these classes you will learn more about the patterns and the structure of your language. The Introduction to Linguistics course will introduce you to pronunciation and grammar of your language. The Intermediate Linguistics course will prepare you to use grammars and dictionaries in learning and teaching your language. The Introduction to Ichishkíin Linguistics is designed for people working with the Ichishkíin language and its dialects.

Language Classes

Language classes are offered at Summer Institute depending on enrollment; five students must sign up for a language to be offered. For 2013 we offered the following: Chinuk Wawa; Choctaw; Ichishkíin; Lushootseed; Nez Perce; and Tolowa Dee-ni’.

Survey of Teaching Methods

This class will offer an overview of recent language teaching methods and apply them to language revitalization environments. We will present various language teaching strategies followed by discussions led by individuals teaching and learning Indigenous languages. The discussion will examine how these methods have been adapted to home and language classroom use.

Teaching Focus Class

In 2014, we will offer three applied teaching methods courses based on the age and context of your learners:

  • Teaching and learning at home
  • Classroom teaching: early childhood and elementary
  • Classroom teaching: middle school youth through adult
  • Students will return home with sample language teaching materials and the skills to teach language in the context they work in.

Materials Development

The goal of the materials class is to aid in the process of teaching and learning language. Students will create an original, activity based teaching tool.  This may be a static combination of illustrations and written words, a digital tool that combines pictures and audio, a simple video, or an interactive video instrument. During the first week, participants will be introduced to various software and internet applications for creating materials. Participants will spend the second week building individual projects with instructor support.

 Youth Program

In 2013, we piloted a youth program with high school students. This program will be extended in 2014 and beyond. Youth participants study language, linguistics and teaching methods with the full student group, and as a youth cohort, they design and create activities to support preschool learners.  If your community would like to send youth to Summer Institute, please contact us!

During the first week, participants will be introduced to various software and internet applications for creating materials. Participants will spend the second week building individual projects with instructor support.

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NILI Saturday morning class:

To be announced.

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NILI Summer Institute Costs for 2014

  • Tuition: $1,800
  • On Campus Housing (optional):
    • Single room: $726 (check in 6/22 - check out 7/3)
    • Double (shared) room: $594 (check in 6/22 - check out 7/3)

Limited scholarships are available. Scholarship information is above with the registration.

If you have questions or need further information, please email us.