Determining Success in Language Revitalization

Presenters: Sylvia Weenie

This workshop will discuss the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural College (SICC) newly developed, Teaching Sacred Language Curriculum and will focus on the pre and post online language assessments. Through the use of this method it ensures the success in our efforts for language revitalization in our Treaty Six Education Council (TSEC) schools. This method assists teachers to identify areas of concentration when delivering language instruction. It supports and reinforces the teachers’ confidence to recognize the language growth from the assessment data. In the active collaboration with SICC to develop a structure for language acquisition which includes Total Physical Response (TPR) and Accelerated Second Language Acquisition (ASLA) ensures the success for our language survival. This success is measured on a monthly basis through the use of pre and post assessment tool which was developed by the Treaty Six Education Council team to align with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural College (SICC), Teaching Sacred Language Curriculum.


Breakout Session 2: 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Room: EES 202