This is our 4th consecutive week holding classes at the Syilx Language House. This was an exciting week for us, not only did the classes go through lessons 19 to 24 in Ńsəĺxcin 1. Which covered topics such as physical description, days of the week, meals, animals and weather.
We also sent a few representatives, Sʔimlaʔxʷ and X̌astitkʷ, of the SLHA (Syilx Language House Association) to attended the Penticton Indian Band’s weekly community meal. Our plan was to reach out to community on how we as the SLHA can be of support, as well as incorporating a little language. The best way we thought to do this was creating a fun lesson card with a few Ńsəĺxcin words from the “meal time and drinks” lessons. We chose words such as deer, chicken, fry bread, coffee, juice, as well as small phrases such as I want, I don't want. We also put together a one page feedback forum, in hopes to gather some ideas on how we can support the community.
Lastly, our week ended with our 4 co-teachers reviewing a lesson in Captikʷł 1 and a lesson Ńsəĺxcin 2. This is an exciting week for us for sure, because not only do we have our beginner cohort learning, we also have our co-teachers reviewing and or learning the higher beginner material. There is definitely an is a great amount of language learning going on here, and we are only in our 4th week.
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