Inuktitut I (Saavittut)
Program: Inuit studies 0902X, Advanced Inuit studies 1902X
Term: Fall, Winter
Course code: LAN0023
With focused feedback and guidance from the instructor, students gain independence in tasks that integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing in a wide variety of subjects in Inuktitut. In-class and lab activities, such as discussions, formal and informal presentations, and written reports, incorporate language skills and cultural content. Students build foundational language skills to promote continuous Inuktitut language learning.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Use effective and culturally appropriate communication skills for a variety of tasks.
- Use intermediate level vocabulary and structures appropriately and consistently.
- Deliver organized and complete cultural and informational presentations, individually or in groups using accurate language, appropriate technology and effective presentation skills.
- Integrate cultural material appropriately and consistently as a basis for oral and written activities.
- Respond accurately to various cultural, audio and/or audio-visual sources by applying active listening strategies.
- Use active reading strategies to comprehend Inuktitut language texts
- Edit texts and presentations, based on feedback, by identifying and correcting grammatical errors, usage problems and rhetorical inconsistencies.
- Individual and group practice
- Oral presentations
- Evaluations and critiques of peer presentations
- Group discussions and collaboration
- Portfolios of Inuit language words
- Construction and critiques of complex sentences
- Participation in mini-dialogues on intermediate conversational Inuit language
- Writing and communication in Inuit language
- Maintaining an ongoing list of words for memorization of pronunciation and definition
- Continuous self-assessment in all aspects of course work