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First Nations Languages Courses

FNLG 130 - Practical Phonetics for First Nations Languages (3)

Practical training in the description of sounds used in language. Prerequisite: Students in the First Nations Studies program should complete FNLG 231 (or LING 231) before FNLG 130. Students with credit for LING 130 may not complete this course for further credit.

FNLG 133 - Introduction to First Nations Language I (3)

Introduces the structure of a First Nations language, including phonetics, vocabulary, word formation, and grammatical constructions. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest coast area. Students may retake this course for credit with focus on a different FN language. Students who have credit for FNLG 231 may not take this course for further credit.

FNLG 134 - Introduction to FNLG II (3)

A continuation of the introductory course in a First Nations language, including phonetics, vocabulary, word formation, and grammatical constructions. Based on a designated language and will usually be chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Students may take this course for credit with focus on a different FN language. Prerequisite: FNLG 133. Students who have completed LING 232 or FNLG 232 may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 158 - First Nations Language Immersion I (3)

Intensive language instruction in a First Nations language at a beginner level. The course will be based on a designated language to be named each time it is taught. Students who have completed LANG 132, 158 or 224 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 200 - Introduction to Grammar in a First Nations Language (3)

A practical overview of the grammar of a First Nations language based on linguistic principles for those desiring basic knowledge of language structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis. This course is particularly suited for students interested in learning and teaching a First Nations language.

FNLG 233 - Description and Analysis of a First Nations Language I (3)

An intermediate course in the structure of a First Nations language, including writing systems, texts, general linguistic properties, and language family. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Prerequisite: FNLG 134. Students who have completed LING 331 or FNLG 331 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 234 - Description Analysis FNLG II (3)

A continuation of the intermediate course in a First Nations language, including writing systems, texts, general linguistic properties, and language family. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Students may retake this course with focus on a different FN language. Prerequisite: FNLG 233. Students with credit for FNLG 332 may not take this course for further credit.

FNLG 258 - First Nations Language Immersion II (3)

Intensive language instruction in a First Nations language at an intermediate level. The course will be based on a designated language to be named each time it is taught. Please inquire at the Department of Linguistics for information on placement. Students who have completed LANG 248 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 300 - Advanced Grammar of a First Nations Language (3)

Students will gain increasing familiarity with, and practical competence in the use of complex and advanced grammatical patterns of a First Nations language in order to facilitate accurate communication in that language, in both oral and written form. Prerequisite: Completion of Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency offered in the same language as FNLG 300, including FNLG 200 or LING 220; or with permission of instructor. Students who have taken FNLG 335 or LING 335 or FNLG 435 or LING 435 with the same topic as FNLG 300 may not take this course for further credit.

FNLG 333 - First Nations Language Intermediate Level Proficiency I (3)

Aimed at building conversational and narrative fluency and proficiency in a particular First Nations language. Taught through a “stay in the language” approach through authentic practice of traditional skills and knowledge, as well as everyday communication in both written and oral form. Students may retake this course with focus on a different First Nations language. Prerequisite: Completion of Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency; or with permission of instructor.

FNLG 334 - First Nations Language Intermediate Level Proficiency II (3)

Continuation of First Nations language proficiency intermediate level I builds further conversational and narrative fluency and proficiency in a designated First Nations language. Taught through a “stay in the language” approach involving practice of traditional culture-based and everyday skills in a language. Students may retake this course with focus on a different First Nations language. Prerequisite: Completion of Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency including FNLG 333 (or as corequisite); or permission of instructor.

FNLG 335 - Topics in First Nations Language I (3)

Content varies as required by First Nations language communities or learners. Usually focuses on intermediate to advanced level topics on structural aspects of a particular First Nations language, emphasizing language learning and teaching. Prerequisite: FNLG 130 (or LING 130), FNLG 231 (or LING 231), FNLG 332 (or LING 332) or permission of instructor. Recommended: LING 360.

FNLG 358 - First Nations Language Immersion III (3)

Intensive immersion "on the land" or in a classroom setting led by elder or fluent speaker in a First Nations language at an intermediate level. Exposes learners to a variety of authentic situations where the language is used and spoken in everyday tasks. May be taken again when offered in another First Nations language set of courses. Prerequisite: Completion of Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency (CFNLP) including FNLG 258; or permission of instructor.

FNLG 433 - First Nations Language Mentoring I (3)

Intended for advanced learners of a particular First Nations language. Offers advanced vocabulary and/or grammatical skills through individualized practice with fluent speakers (usually elders) of that language. Enrolment requires prior approval of the Department of Linguistics and the local First Nations community. Students will be evaluated on the basis of the individualized goals and objects set at the beginning of the course. Prerequisite: FNLG 332 (or LING 332) or permission of course supervisor. Students who have completed LING 433 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 434 - First Nations Language Mentoring II (3)

Offers additional advanced vocabulary and/or grammatical skills in the First Nations language through individualized practice with fluent speakers (usually elders) of that language. Prerequisite: FNLG 433 (or LING 433) or permission of course supervisor. Recommended: FNLG 431 and 432. Students who have completed LING 434 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

FNLG 435 - Topics in First Nations Language II (3)

Content varies as required by First Nations language communities or learners. Usually focuses on advanced level topics on structural aspects of a particular First Nations language, emphasizing language learning and teaching. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: LING 220, FNLG 332 (or LING 332) or permission of instructor. Recommended: LING 360, FNLG 431 and 432. Students who have completed LING 435 for a designated topic may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated topic.

FNLG 458 - First Nations Language Immersion IV (3)

Continuation of intensive immersion "on the land" led by elder or fluent speaker in a First Nations language at a high intermediate to early advanced level. Exposes learners to a variety of authentic situations where the language is used and spoken in everyday tasks. May be taken again when offered in another First Nations language. Prerequisite: Completion of Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency (CFNLP) including FNLG 358; or permission of instructor.