2017 Summer Program
Eighteenth Annual CILLDI Summer School: July 10-28, 2017
The University of Alberta is pleased to present the 18th annual Summer School of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute in July 2017. Learn an Indigenous language or gain expertise in the areas of linguistics, endangered language documentation and revitalization, language and literacy learning, second language teaching and curriculum development, and language policy and planning. This program provides a unique opportunity to earn university credit while learning about Indigenous languages and culture. Some CILLDI courses lead to a Community Linguist Certificate (CLC).
For information about the CILLDI Bursary, go to the Funding Opportunities page. To learn about how you can volunteer as an intern for the Summer Program, see the Summer Internship page.
Location : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Course Offerings : Courses will be offered in one of two blocks. Students may register for a maximum of one course per block (*3) from the courses listed below. Courses marked by CLC lead to the Community Linguist Certificate.
CILLDI 2017 COURSES
Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to changes.
Each class runs weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.
Block I Courses
Introduction to Linguistic Analysis for Indigenous Language Revitalization (CLC)
Morphosyntax of Indigenous Languages (CLC)
Language Policy & Planning for Indigenous Language Communities (CLC)
Introduction to Indigenous Language and Literacy Development
Sustaining Language and Culture through Traditional Knowledge and Practices
Second Language Acquisition: Teaching Indigenous Languages in an Immersion Context
Cree Immersion for Adult Beginners
Ethnography and Language Revitalization: Understanding Social Aspects of Working with Endangered Languages
LING 311/ANTHR 385
Block II Courses
Phonetics of Indigenous Languages (CLC)
Sentence and Discourse Patterns of Indigenous Languages (CLC)
Community-Based Corpus Building
Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation (CLC)
Developing Class Materials and Curriculum for Indigenous Languages
Assessment in Indigenous Language Classrooms
Literacy and Drama in Indigenous Language Education
Leadership in Language and Culture Education *Blended online & on-site course*
A free Computer Workshop for CILLDI students will be held on University of Alberta campus on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the start of CILLDI 2017 (July 8-9). The workshop will introduce students to basic computer functions and will help prepare them for a successful CILLDI experience. Please contact us by email to get registered!