Peninsula College offers Quileute Language Classes Online

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Peninsula College offers Quileute Language Classes online

If local students choose to participate, QTS is opening the Culture and Language Room 122 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on THURSDAYS for the course work so participants may study together. In addition the course is ONLINE on Monday and Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Classes start Thursday, January 5, 2023 through a date determined in the first class. For more information contact Peninsula College, Char Penn, Cole Peregrine, Scott Jackson, Jay Powell, Vickie Jensen and Mark Decker. Please note there is handicap access from the backside of the school. We ask that all participants please park in the parking lot or on the asphalt. Please refrain from parking on the gravel.

Peninsula College Academic Calendar:
Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2023 by Superintendent Mark J. Decker and advertised prior to on Social media.

QUIL 121: Introduction to the Quileute Language

Class Program: Quileute
Credits: 5
Quarter Offered: Fall, Winter
Distribution List: Academic Elective

This course is an introduction to the language of the Quileute-speaking tribes (the Quileute and Hoh). Students will begin by learning the phonetics (pronunciation and writing) of Quileute sounds and basic grammar. Emphasis will be on practical vocabulary, phrases and sentence-building for social interaction and public speaking as well as writing the Quileute language. Classes will also include Quileute cultural content and relevant language. (Elective)

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the use of the Quileute language in daily social and family settings, as emphasized in the lesson content, and to read and write Quileute.
  2. Develop conversational ability with regard to a variety of topics.
  3. Discuss appropriate behavior and speeches for ceremonial settings, meetings and intertribal activities such as the Paddle Journeys.
  4. Discuss language in the context of tribal culture, history and territory (including the Chemakum people).