Seliš u Qlispé Nuwewlštn
The Salish & Qlispe Comprehensive,
Sequenced Language Curriculum
The Seliš & Qlispé Language Project is a community based language project that will create, modify and implement the Salish and Qlispe Comprehensive, Sequenced Language Curriculum.
The Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee, The Salish Institute, Salish Kootenai College, 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 & Qlispe Dialect
An Intermediate Course in Salish & Qlispe Dialect
Intermediate Stories 1
An Advanced Course in Salish & Qlispe Dialect
This is still in the process of being developed...
*The Salish & Qlispe 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.
-Our language is a key element to our foundation as Salish & Qlispe 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 & Qlispe people is grounded in the past and rooted in the worldview of our ancestors.
*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
"As with any system or approach, there is no magical result. Every system and approach for learning Salish requires intensive study of quality language material, immersion with fluent Elders and other learners, and a commitment to turning off English. Once you have those 3 things going on, there are many approaches and methods that can be used. I think the trick is to stick to one and to fully implement it until deep fluency is achieved. Selecting, developing, and sticking to one systematic approach is usually the challenge." Chris Parkin 2011
The curriculum model and its organization are provided by Christopher Parkin and LaRae Wiley.
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