NATIVE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS' PROGRAM

 

The purpose of the Native Language Instructors' Program is to increase the number of Native Language teachers through summer programs which will prepare them to instruct in Native As A Second Language. Native Language teachers who have an understanding of the structure of the Native language, pedagogical principles, methods and techniques for teaching Native language will promote and maintain the teaching of Native languages. Course requirements are met through a combination of courses and student teaching.


NATIVE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION HAS TWO COMPONENTS:

1. Native Language Instructors' Diploma Program with Specialization in Native As A Second Language (NASL)
A four summer program; training in teaching Native as a second language; to prepare teachers to teach students whose first language is English.

2. Native Language Teacher's Certification (NLTC)
A three summer program; training in teaching Native as a second language to students whose first language is English. A Certificate of Qualification (restricted) in NLTC is issued by the Ontario College of Teachers upon successful completion of this program. This program is offered in cooperation with and funded by the Department of Indian Affairs and the Ministry of Education.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE NATIVE
LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS' DIPLOMA

In order to qualify for the Native Language Instructors' Diploma a student will be required to complete successfully all four half-courses in each of the following:
(a) Algonquian linguistic structure which will provide the student with a basis of understanding the underlying structure of his/her own language and for developing an appreciation of and pride in that language;
(b) Methodology which will provide the student with training in the basic methods and techniques for teaching NASL and/or Native Language Arts and Literacy; and
(c) Pedagogy which will introduce the student to practical pedagogical principles that will help him/her to work within the context of the school, with administrators, teachers and students, and community and a sixty hour student teaching component which is completed during the school year.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE NATIVE LANGUAGE
TEACHER'S CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

In order to qualify for the Certificate of Qualification (restricted), a student will be required to complete successfully all three half-courses in each of the following:
(a) Algonquian linguistic structure which will provide the student with a basis of understanding the underlying structure of his/her own language and for developing an appreciation of and pride in that language;
(b) Methodology which will provide the student with training in the basic methods and techniques for teaching NASL and/or Native Language Arts and literacy; and
(c) Pedagogy which will introduce the student to practical pedagogical principles that will help him/her to work within the context of the school, with administrators, teachers, students, and community;
(d) Practicum which will provide the student with a combination of observation and teaching experiences;

Note:
A candidate for admission to each of the second and third sessions of the program must complete successfully a minimum of twenty contact days of practical experience in a teaching environment in order to fulfill the requirement of at least one year of successful teaching experience for entry to each of these courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students will be admitted to the program provided that they meet both of the following:
(a) Native language requirement of the course to which the candidate wishes to be admitted. i.e. for both NASL/NLTC - fluently speak a native language
(b) Lakehead University Admission Requirements (See Mature Student and Extraordinary Admissions page 30).

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Summers 1 and 2 of the program constitute the "junior" level, while summers 3 and 4 are considered the "senior" level.

1. A student may not proceed to the senior level of any subject until both junior level courses in that subject are successfully completed.

2. A student may not proceed to the senior level of the program until all junior level courses are passed.

3. A student who has failed 3 or more half courses is ineligible to continue in the program until: there has been a meeting of the coordinator, sponsor and student to determine the advisability of continuing, AND the student has successfully completed all failed courses.

 

PROGRAMS

1. Native Language Instructors' Diploma Program (NASL)

A. Specialization in Native Second Languages (NASL)

Four Year program
This four summer program is designed for teachers of Native Second Languages.

First Year:
(a) Algonquian 1212
(b) Education 1351, 1571, 0190

Second Year:
(a) Algonquian 1232
(b) Education 1352, 1572, 0290

Third Year:
(a) Algonquian 2213
(b) Education 1353, 1573, 0390

Fourth Year (Summer):
(a) Algonquian 2233
(b) Education 1354, 1574

Fourth Year (Fall/Winter):
(a) Education1599

2. Native Language Teacher's Certification (NLTC) Program

Three Year program
This three summer program offered and funded by the government leads to Ontario certification as a Native Language Teacher of Native as a Second Language. Advanced standing will be given for students who wish to continue on into the fourth year of the Native Language Instructors' Diploma programs.

First Year:
(a) Algonquian 1212
(b) Education 1351, 1571, 0190

Second Year:
(a) Algonquian 1232
(b) Education 1352, 1572, 0290

Third Year:
(a) Algonquian 2213
(b) Education 1353, 1573, 0390

RELATED LANGUAGE COURSES OF INTEREST TO DIPLOMA/NLTC GRADUATES

Courses open to students who wish to do further work in guided independent study in a specialized area of Native Language education:

Native Language 2711 - Introduction to Native American Linguistics
Native Language 2713 - Algonquian Linguistics
Native Language 3251 - Translation
Native Language 3511 - Literature: The Oral Tradition
Native Language 3531 - Composition
Native Language 3551 - Literature
Native Language 3711 - Native American Applied Linguistics
Native Language 3751 - Linguistics
Native Language 3811 - Special Topic I
Native Language 3813 - Special Topic II

Note:
For course descriptions see the Department of Languages, Native Languages, page 233. Courses are open to graduates of both Native Language programs and to all students who wish to extend their knowledge and do research in an Algonquian language.

COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

Algonquian

Note:
For descriptions of these courses see the Department of Languages, Native Languages, page 233.

*Algonquian 1212
Oral Algonquian Structure Part I
Prerequisite: Fluency in an Algonquian language

*Algonquian 1232
Oral Algonquian Structure Part II
Prerequisite: Fluency in an Algonquian language

*Algonquian 2213
Oral Algonquian Structure Part III
Prerequisite: Algonquian 1212 & 1232

*Algonquian 2233
Oral Algonquian Structure Part IV
Prerequisite: Algonquian 1212 & 1232

NASL (Second Language Methods)

Education 1351
NASL Methods, Part I
An introduction to the general principles of second language teaching, stressing development of listening comprehension and speaking skills. Structural and communicative approaches will focus at the lesson level. Micro-teaching will provide practice in the teaching methods under study.

Education 1352
NASL Methods, Part II
A continuation of the topics of Part I, with the focus broadened to the unit level. The practicum will encourage originality within the bounds of second language teaching criteria, in the preparation of teaching units.

Education 1353
NASL Methods, Part III
Consolidation and extension of the principles and techniques presented in Parts I and II with emphasis on reading and writing skills and the relation of the NASL program to the school and community. Focus will be on planning a full year's program. A supervised practicum will provide opportunity to apply skills being learned by teaching a class on one of the following levels: elementary, secondary, adult.

Education 1354
NASL Methods, Part IV
An examination of the psychology of second language learning as it relates to other content learning, literacy, analytic skills and literature appreciation. A supervised practicum will provide opportunity to teach a class at a level other than the one taught in Part III.

General Education

Education 1571
Introduction to Teaching
A survey of teacher ethics, classroom management skills and record keeping and planning procedures, with special attention to the relationship of core language teachers to the total school experience. Identification and use of standard classroom materials and equipment will form part of the course.

Education 1572
The Development of the Child
An examination of the physical, mental and emotional characteristics of children and youth through elementary and secondary school years, with emphasis on the implications in language teacher interaction. The practicum will entail production of language teaching material suitable to each age group.

Education 1573
Current Issues in (Native) Language Education
Background for this course will be laid by surveying the policies of educational agencies and professional organizations, the regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Education and other sources of help for the language teacher. Students will identify common problems facing language teachers and identify appropriate solutions to these problems. The practicum will require the completion of a curriculum project that identifies and meets the needs of the local school and relates to Ministry guidelines.

Education 1574
Approaches to Bilingual Education
An examination of bilingual education, its strengths and weaknesses, problems and opportunities. Factors in language maintenance and in the selection of bilingual education models will be studied. Each student will prepare curriculum material suitable for one of the models.

Note:
The pedagogy courses are common to both NAFL and NASL sections of the NLIP program. For NAFL students, however, as far as possible, these courses will be offered in the native language.

 

STUDENT TEACHING

Education 0190
Student Teaching
Supervised practicum, in the first year of the Native Language Instructors' Program, NLTC section, which deals with planning and implementation of Native Language programs. At each level, there are four parts: (a) student teaching; (b) planning sessions; (c) assemblies; (d) workshops.

Education 0290
Student Teaching
Supervised practicum, in the second year of the Native Language Instructors' Program, NLTC section, which deals with planning and implementation of Native Language programs. At each level, there are four parts: (a) student teaching; (b) planning sessions; (c) assemblies; (d) workshops.

Education 0390
Student Teaching
Supervised practicum, in the third year of the Native Language Instructors' Program, NLTC section, which deals with planning and implementation of Native Language programs. At each level, there are four parts: (a) student teaching; (b) planning sessions; (c) assemblies; (d) workshops.

Education 1599
Student Teaching
Supervised fall and winter practicum in the fourth year of the Native Language Instructors' Program is a required course to complete six prescribed assignments.

 

Additional Qualification Courses In Native As A Second Language For Teachers With An Ontario Teaching Certificate

Education 4743
Native Language As A Second Language, Part I
For course description, see Lifelong Learning in Education courses on page 90.




See also:
Department of Aboriginal Education
- Introduction
- Native Teacher Education Programs
Department of Lifelong Learning in Education
- Courses

Faculty of Education - Undergraduate Programs
- Faculty Regulations
- Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education
- Department of Lifelong Learning in Education

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - Department of Languages
- Minor Programs - Native Languages
- Native Language Courses

Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations
- Faculty of Education


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