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Ojibwe 2 (OJIB 1100)

Total Credits: 5
Lecture Credits: 5

Description: The course is a continuation of Ojibwe 1. You will further develop communication skills to prepare for further study and application. The vocabulary centers on everyday themes and seasonal life. You will learn the language in the context of culture and real-life situations. You will learn more complex grammatical structures, as well as engage in more reading and writing activities.

Topical Outline:
1. Listening: Students listen to simple dialogues about self, family, and daily life. They listen to classroom instruction and participate in small and large group exchanges
2. Speaking: Students discuss themselves and their own lives as well as other basic cultural and contemporary issues. They mainly produce memorized phrases and give short answers to simple questions
3. Reading: Students analyze the content of basic written materials such as cultural information in stories (dibaajimowinan) and legends (aadizookaanan)
4. Writing: Students write short compositions, journal entries, notes, messages, and short descriptions using simple sentences
5. Lexical-Grammatical Topics: the four verb types, the positive and negative forms in the present, past and future tenses in the A, B, and C forms, the conditional and future inventive sentences, mii and other sentence introducers, preverbs, initial consonants and initial vowel changes and informational questions
6. Use the language beyond the school setting for lifelong learning and for participating in the global community

Learning Outcomes:
1. Write short compositions on familiar topics, and read and discuss level appropriate, authentic materials
2. Participate in paired and group activities to practice self-expression on personal, cultural, and current topics within limits of linguistic ability
3. Communicate in the target language demonstrating awareness of protocol, using short and simple sentences
4. Understand the spoken language according to the students’ level of proficiency
5. Gain an increased understanding of history, political science, art, and music of the target culture through the target language by comparing and contrasting cultural behaviors in everyday situations
6. Use the language beyond the school setting for lifelong learning and for participating in the global community

Prerequisites:  OJIB 1000

MnTC: Goal 8: Global Perspectives