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Now available for sale online. How Do I Say...? Learner Driven Language Learner Method Workbooks. This is a study guide for motivated learners to become conversational in their heritage language by working with a speaker and by choosing what expressions to learn. Used by schools, families and communities. Click Here to order. For more information contact us at ili@ilinative.org.

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UPCOMING ILI 2016 EVENTS

Language Immersion Methodology

Workshop For Schools & Homes

May 23-25, 2016

Mystic Lake Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota

This 3-day workshop will teach different methodologies for language immersion acquisition for all ages. Methodologies will include: Natural Approach (NA), Learner-Driven Approach, Total Physical Response (TPR), strategies for staying in the language. Click here for registration form which will contain more information. For hotel reservation contact Mystic Lake Hotel at 952-445-9000 and provide "The Indigenous Language Institute" group code. Make reservations before the extended deadline of April 23, 2016 deadline.

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Note: This workshop is changed from Developing Culturally Relevant Language Teaching Guides, Activities and Assessments to Language Immersion Methodology for Schools & Homes by popular demand.

Language Immersion Methodology Workshop

For Schools &Homes

June 27-29, 2016

Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

This 3-day workshop will teach different methodologies for language immersion acquisition for all ages. Methodologies will include: Natural Approach (NA), Learner-Driven Approach, Total Physical Response (TPR), strategies for staying in the language. Click here for registration form which will contain more information. For hotel reservation contact Embassy Suites at 505-245-7100 and provide "CILO June Workshop" group code. Make reservations before the extended deadline of June 6, 2016 deadline.

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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 deadline of June 19, 2016 deadline.

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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

Registration will open May 1, 2016.

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TOTAL IMMERSION PLUS 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. Registration will open May 1, 2016.

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Please check with us regularly as other 2016 events will be announced soon or you can click on the icon to the right and join our e-mail list to receive those announcements by e-mail.
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: ili@ilinative.org.

Our Mission

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.

Guiding Philosophy

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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