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UPCOMING ILI 2016 EVENTS
Developing Culturally Relevant Language Teaching Guides, Activities and Assessments Workshop
July 11-13, 2016
Buffalo Thunder Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
This 3-day workshop will teach how to develop language teaching guides (curriculum) founded on one's cultural values and worldview that will work in tandem with school standards. Participants will develop language activities (lesson plans) and learn how to track learners' progress and comprehension (assessment). Click here for registration form which will contain more information. For hotel reservation contact Buffalo Thunder Hotel at 505-455-5555 or 1-877-848-6337 and provide "ILI3" group code. Make reservations before the extended July 1, 2016 deadline.
7th Annual Indigenous Language Institute Symposium 2016 (ILIS2016)
It's An IMMERSIONCY!
Time Is Running Out
The Urgent Need for Conversation Now!
October 24-26, 2016
Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, NM
Presenters will share knowledge about language immersion work and information about preventing language endangerment. Click here for PDF registration form. Click here for an online registration. Click here for more information.
LEARNING LANGUAGE AT SUPER FAST SPEED: METHODOLOGY AND STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
October 27-28, 2016
Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, NM
Finlay Macleoid, Director of Moray Language Centre in Scotland, will teach methodologies and strategies to become conversant in a language in 200 hours or less. Limited seating. Click here for registration form which will contain more information. For hotel reservation contact Buffalo Thunder Hotel at 505-455-5555 or 1-877-848-6337 and provide "ILIS2016" group code. Make reservations before the October 3, 2016 deadline.
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Remember that ILI can be contracted to provide these and many other workshops in your community. If interested or for more information contact ILI at (505) 820-0311 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.
ILI’s guiding philosophy is to “help create speakers” of endangered indigenous languages while we still have speakers left.
This work is URGENT. Collectively we must work diligently with haste within a ten-year window, careful not to duplicate efforts, to turn the tide of language decline so that indigenous languages become a vibrant component of everyday life in Indian communities.
What We Do
ILI Researches, Teaches and Shares information and tools to empower Native communities to make their languages SEEN and HEARD everywhere and by everyone.
ILI’s tools and training help people create their own Native language materials to develop textbooks, teaching aids, films, digital stories, as well as flyers, brochures, posters, toys, and signage.
Languagegeek© customized keyboard layouts and fonts enable any indigenous language to live on computers and the internet. Sending e-mails, building web-pages, and desktop publishing are all available for all indigenous languages.
ILI works with all tribes and nations to complement and enhance their existing language programs.