Author: Stewart, Mary
The Upriver Halq’emeylem that is offered to adults in an accredited course appears to be thematic based; with emphasis on nouns and the grammar component follows a verb-based curriculum. And to complement the second language acquisition of the Upriver Halq’emeylem learner, it is vital that the instructional methods supports the student’s learning. As an Upriver Halq’emeylem instructor, I am always looking for second language acquisition strategies to support my existing curriculum and/or to guide me in expanding or developing new curriculum. On July 5th, 2018, I registered for the 834-Effective Pedagogies and Materials Development for First Nations Languages and instructed by, Dr. Marianne Ignace. It was there that I discovered the Accelerated Integrated Methodology created by Wendy Maxwell. It is a comprehensive teaching methodology for second language acquisition and that has research and testimonials to support that students attain greater comprehension and quicker fluency, within the target language.
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