Me7 Tslxemwílc-kt es Secwepemctsném-kt! Secwépemc language resource development for Little Fawn Nursery – An early years language immersion program

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This is a linguistic study of novice adult language learners when producing speech within an early years immersion program. The study reflects the unique language knowledge of individuals and provides a description of supportive measures for mentoring purposes through the guidance of first language speakers of the Secwepemc language. In a community of limited access to first language speakers, this research study focused on training novice adult language learners about multi-media language learning resources and second-language acquisition teaching strategies to keep young children engaged in activities. The participants used Smart Board technology, hands-on training and the mentor-apprentice model to stay in the language. The study combined experiential ways of learning with innovative technology to mobilize adult speakers at the Little Fawn Nursery language domain within the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community.
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