BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-211 - Nle'kepmxcin IV (Thompson Language IV) - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-211 - Nle'kepmxcin IV (Thompson Language IV) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is a continuation of NLEK 210. Working at the advanced intermediate level of Nle'kepmxcin, students will acquire a stronger competency in understanding and speaking Nle'kepmxcin, which will result in them mastering a greater degree of fluency in their conversational ability, literary skills, and knowledge of oral traditions. Students will continue their progress with intermediate level listening and pronunciation skills, conversational ability, and grammatical structures in Nle'kepmxcin. To reinforce language protocols and oral traditions, students will continue to be exposed to them.
Part of the:
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2020 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • demonstrate an ability to recognize and write spoken Nłeʔkepmx language and reproduce them in the correct spelling in orthography

    • demonstrate an ability to translate and transcribe in everyday oral communication;

    • develop listening, writing and reading skills relevant to spoken Nłeʔkepmx language;

    • demonstrate basic linguistic processes: phonology, morphology, phonetics, and syntax;

    • demonstrate an ability to keyboard using the Okanagan font;

    • apply basic writing for informal or one-on-one situations;

    • apply basic reading for informal or formal communication to small and large groups; and

    • apply basic writing in culturally appropriate protocol words and phrases.

    Text and Materials:
  • Jimmie, Mandy Na'zinek. Nle’kepmxcin handbook: A guide to learning (Draft). 2011. Merritt, BC. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    NLEK-211-01     06 Jan 2020 - 24 Apr 2020