WLC-380 | Language to Live In
Content-Integrated Language Instruction for Endangered Languages
Instructor: Anke al-Bataineh
This course is about specializing language pedagogy for the challenges of language revitalization. Students in this course will learn how to create highly interactive, student-centered materials and units in endangered languages, where published resources are few or nonexistent. They will learn how to understand student interests and concerns and develop pedagogically-sound learning materials and activities based on these in order for their students to achieve high levels of oral proficiency in the target endangered language. The course will focus on languages without a widely-used writing system and where the target culture is highly distinct from the dominant culture. Students will create assessments that combine the application of cultural competence and communicative competence in authentic tasks that bridge the dominant and target cultures, and focus on language used within the family/domestic domain.
All required readings and media in this course will be provided free of charge and electronically.
Dates | January 24 through May 5, 2023
Days & Times | Tuesday and Thursday | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delivery | Online Synchronous
Level | All Levels-Proficiency-based
Credits | 4 Undergraduate Credits
Cost | $500 ($125 per credit)
Registration Deadline | February 1, 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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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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