WLC-111 | Beginning Dakota I (4 Credits)
Instructors: Raine Cloud, Joshua Dunn, and Anke al-Bataineh
WLC 111 is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the target language. This course is designed to present and reinforce the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and all of the modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentation). We follow the World Readiness Standards and incorporate communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and community in all classes. We have an emphasis on justice and sustainability, broadly understood, in all of our courses. We also emphasize intercultural communicative competence in all of our courses. We want to get to know the cultures,history, and peoples who speak the target language around the world and in the United States and know how to interact with them in appropriate ways. In the end, we hope this course helps develop curious and courageous global citizens.
We find inspiration in the mission and goals of the Concordia Language Villages.
A courageous global citizen lives responsibly by:
Appreciating and seeking to understand diverse cultural perspectives
Communicating with competence and cultural sensitivity in multiple languages
Respecting human dignity and cultivating compassion
Engaging critically and creatively with issues that transcend boundaries
Advancing a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world for all
Classroom instruction will be mostly in the target language in order to promote higher levels of proficiency and students will be expected to respond back in the target language. This class is flipped, meaning you will be required to learn some basic concepts outside of class so we can practice communicative skills together in class.
Dates | January 16 through May 5, 2023
Days & Times | Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Delivery | Online Synchronous
Level | All Levels-Proficiency-based
Credits | 4 Undergraduate Credits
Cost | $500 ($125 per credit)
Registration Deadline | January 24, 2023
Refund Policy | If you register for the course and are unable to attend, please contact email@example.com. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund.
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Dakota Language Instructor/VolunteerDakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye, Minneapolis MN
Raine Cloud grew up in the Dakota culture and studied her ancestral language at the University of MN. She has since worked with multiple organizations to pass the language and culture on to the youth, and to gather wisdom from elders. She is an active member of the Dakota community and has particular expertise in women's roles in Dakota life ways.
Anke al-Bataineh, PhD
Anke is a grateful learner of the Dakota and Lakota, living between Bde Óta Othúŋwe and Sičháŋǧu Makȟóče, Dakota and Lakota lands. They are a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Certificate in Teaching Dakota Language. Anke has a PhD in Language Sciences, an MA in Language Documentation and Description, and an MAE in Teaching focused on Special Education. Dr. al-Bataineh learned 8 languages to varying degrees and has over 15 years of experience in various types of education, working with a wide variety of learners. They co-founded the Teaching Indigenous Languages for Vitality Certificate at the University of Winnipeg and the Teaching Western Armenian in Diaspora program at INALCO Paris. Through Multilingual Futures, they do a variety of projects that focus on decolonial and evidence-based methods of language revitalization, including project-based language learning and communicative language teaching, with a trauma-informed and social justice aware lens. They partner with language communities to ensure the survival and vitality of their languages through innovative and effective methods of language teaching. Anke is honored to support the revitalization of Dakota language.
Dr. Anke al-BatainehChair, MA Program in Language Education, WGUInstructor, Student-Centered Applied Linguistics, INALCO
Graduate & Continuing Studies901 8th St SMoorhead, MN 56562
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