Tlingit MOOC

Gunalchéesh haa eenx̱ isateeyí!
Thank you for being with us!

This Tlingit MOOC (massive open online course) is provided by Outer Coast. The idea here is to create a platform for people to use and learn and teach Lingít in a safe environment that promotes language use, correcting with kindness, and holding each other up. This MOOC is made up of two parts: conversations and lessons.

Schedule

Monday Advanced Learners Conversation. Our group will be engaging in topics using given prompts. The conversation will begin by giving all participants a chance to share their conversation starters, and then will transition to an open floor opportunity to share and converse. This will be followed by a reflection in English and an opportunity to share thoughts on what will help with our language journeys. 

Tuesday Lessons. Based on feedback from the group or from Lingít teachers, a series of lessons will be presented. These will not be targeted for specific groups of learners, but will be a bit of everything as we invite teachers and learners to share their knowledge and talk about what helps us learn and use Lingít.

Wednesday Intermediate Learners Conversation. Our group will be engaging in topics using given prompts. The conversation will begin by giving all participants a chance to share their conversation starters, and then will transition to an open floor opportunity to share and converse. This will be followed by a reflection in English and an opportunity to share thoughts on what will help with our language journeys. 

Thursday Lessons. Based on feedback from the group or from Lingít teachers, a series of lessons will be presented. These will not be targeted for specific groups of learners, but will be a bit of everything as we invite teachers and learners to share their knowledge and talk about what helps us learn and use Lingít.

Friday Beginning Learners Conversation. Our group will be engaging in topics using given prompts. The conversation will begin by giving all participants a chance to share their conversation starters, and then will transition to an open floor opportunity to share and converse. This will be followed by a reflection in English and an opportunity to share thoughts on what will help with our language journeys. 

Please attend as many of the sessions as you would like. If the group size is larger than twenty, then we may have to break into sections or explore different ways to make sure all participants feel comfortable and involved.

To attend sessions, please register here and you will be given information on the classes.

A káa ḵududziteeyí yoo x̱ʼatánk
The words by which people live

Keep in mind that we are committed to maintaining a safe environment where everyone is welcome to speak and encouraged to speak. We will be adhering to the following guidelines to make sure all participants are respectful, encouraging of others, and not engaging in harmful or exclusive language or behaviors.

These are the guidelines for our conversations and lessons. Please make sure that you are adhering to these values, and that you are doing your part to be an active learner and respectful user of Lingít.

• Correct with kindness.
• Speak with love.
• Give everyone a chance to speak; we need to hear everyone’s voices.
• No homophobia. We include everyone. Our language is not binary in our identification.
• Unless someone asks for help, you are not to correct them immediately.
• This is a safe space. Names should not be attributed to individuals out of this space.
• Don’t be afraid. Your mistakes help you and others learn.

Chʼas Lingít x̱ʼéináx̱ gaawú áwé
Time for only Lingít languge

During the Advanced and Intermediate Conversation times, the first half hour will be spent in immersion. Please do not interrupt these moments with English. If you do so, you will be reminded to stay in English and you might be

Accessing the Lingít MOOC

We will be using Zoom software for our language gatherings. We will do our best to make the content and class accessible and comfortable. Please utilize the chatroom and interactions in order to help us see you, and bear with us as we rely on technologies to keep us connected. 

If you need to download zoom, please feel free to use the link below:

https://zoom.us/download

Materials for our gatherings, recordings of sessions, and additional information will be placed at the following webpage: http://tlingitlanguage.com/learning-tlingit/tlingit-mooc/

For beginning resources, we recommend that you purchase and/or download the following items:

Beginning Tlingit Workbook
Tlingit Dictionary
Tlingit Verb Dictionary
Lingít X̱ʼéináx̱ Sá (a Lingít phrasebook)

Also, please bookmark or download the Tlingit Verb Database updated webpage

For intermediate resources, we recommend that you purchase and/or download the following items:

Haa Wsineix̱ Haa Yoo X̱ʼatángi (a grammar of Lingít for intermediate learners)
Tlingit Reference Guide (a handbook for using verbs)

Haa Shuka (Lingít Oral Literature)
Haa Tuwunáagu Yís (Lingít Ḵu.éexʼ Speeches)

For advanced resources, we recommend that you purchase and/or download the following items:

Tlingit Stem List (a list of Lingít verb stems)
Tlingit Verbs Notes (handwritten notes on Lingít verbs)
Verbal Structure Handbook (a collection of tables to interpret and assemble verbs)

Lessons

06/30/2020 Lessons: Sound Introduction, Direction & Location • Watch Recording

07/02/2020 Lessons: Direction & Location, Weather, Intro to Verbs • Watch Recording

Beginning

Intermediate

07/01/2020 Intermediate Conversation • Watch Recording

Advanced

06/29/2020 Advanced Conversation • Watch Recording