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The Salish & Pend d’Oreille Comprehensive, Sequenced Language Curriculum




The Seliš & Qlispé Language Project is a community based language project that will create, modify and implement the Salish and Pend d'Oreille Comprehensive, Sequenced Language Curriculum.

The Salish Institute, Salish Kootenai College Language Department, Salish &
Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee and Nk̓ʷusm are partnering and adapting the Nsəlxcin Curriculum Project and Kalispel Language Curriculum to create A Beginning Course in Salish & Pend d'Oreille Dialect Language Curriculum.


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A Beginning Course in Salish & Pend d'Oreille Dialect

Level 1

Book 1 - 1-45 Lessons, Work Book, Practice CD, Salish Tutor software, Assessments, Lesson Plans
Stories 1 - 16 Stories, Work Book, Practice CD & DVD, Storyteller software, Assessments


Level 2
Book 2 - 1-40 Lessons, Work Book, Practice CD, Salish Tutor & Salish Reader software, Assessments, Lesson Plans
Stories 2 - 16 Stories, Work Book, Practice CD & DVD, Story Teacher & Grammar Tutor software, Assessments

Level 3
Book 3 - 1-45 Lessons, Work Book, Practice CD, Salish Tutor software, Assessments, Lesson Plans
Stories 3 - 16 Stories, Work Book, Practice CD & DVD, Story Teacher software, Assessments


An Intermediate Course in Salish & Pend d'Oreille Dialect


Level 4
Intermediate Stories 1


An Advanced Course in Salish & Pend d'Oreille Dialect

This is still in the process of being developed...

*The Salish & Pend d’Oreille Language Project gives permission for people to print and use this curriculum educational purposes.  This curriculum may not be sold for profit.

If you would like to use and modify this curriculum for your language please contact Chris Parkin.

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Philosophy

-Our language is a key element to our foundation as Salish & Pend d’Oreille people.

-Language is taught through the concept that connections between our people and the world are significant to our understanding.

-The connection between our language, the land, our culture and our people must be a continual focus of language instruction, in  

  order to sustain our traditional holistic way of learning.

-Our identity as Salish & Pend d’Oreille people is grounded in the past and rooted in the worldview of our ancestors.

 Goal

*To create fully functional fluent Salish language speakers.

Guidelines for the Curriculum

  •  Quality Language Materials
  •  Elder and Student Immersion

  •  Repetition and Review

  •  Shutting off English