Chief Atahm School welcomes you to our Annual TPR Summer Institute. The summer courses provide an opportunity for language teachers and those working in the field of language revitalization to explore theory and practice. Two courses are offered this year that are designed for new and experienced First Nations language teachers and course developers. We are offering the introduction to TPR-Storytelling course and a program planning and assessment course in July at our school. As well, we are expanding our institute by offering our popular TPR-Storytelling course on Vancouver Island in August in Saanich.
The TPR Storytelling Methodology for second language teaching has been successfully implemented in language classrooms worldwide. This action and story-based methodology quickly develops a core communicative vocabulary for students in a fun, creative way. Chief Atahm School has developed an intensive training program to help language teachers build successful language programs through TPRS. During this institute each participant will be provided with training through lectures, live teacher demonstrations, multimedia, and group activities.
Available for Credit at Chief Atahm location:
Thompson Rivers University EDLL 3920: Innovative Teaching Practices for Aboriginal Languages
This intensive 5 day course provides the theoretical and practical teaching applications so that teachers can plan and assess their language classrooms. TPRS will be used to demonstrate teaching strategies, and the First Nations Language Essentials program by Dr. Kathryn Michel will be used to guide the program planning process.
Available for Credit:
The introductory course will demonstrate how to teach using the First Nations Language Essentials Level One
Chief Atahm School is a Secwepemc immersion school dedicated to the survival of our language, values and culture. We are committed to assisting other communities with their language journeys.