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Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Language 101

You'll be amazed how much you've learned at the end of three weeks!


This course is designed for second-language learners of Dakota/Lakota who are at a beginner level. Students will be immersed in Dakota/Lakota language and culture, with a focus on building conversational capacity, grammatical analysis, and cultural confidence, all while building their language learning skills. Students will learn to speak, listen, read, and write the Dakota/Lakota language through a wide variety of group activities, games, oral drills, composition exercises, project work, and independent study. Teachers will draw on a wide variety of resources, including authentic and prepared materials, conversations, reference materials, and the knowledge and experiences that students bring to the classroom.

This course is available for College Credit or Continuing Education Units.



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