Strengthening Native Languages
Community Based Language Project Planning, Design and Development Workshop




August 25, 27, 31, September 1, 2, 3 2020
9:00-11:00am Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Registration is limited to the first 25 participants
There is no cost for the workshop
Registration begins August 18, 2020
Open until filled

NOTE: The workshop has filled within 24 of opening registration. Registration is now closed. We will work to offer more workshops in the future to accommodate demand.


Workshop Description:

The workshop is a collaboration between the Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI) and the Administration for Native American’s (ANA) Western Training Center. We will share and discuss project planning and development skills needed to design a community based language project that builds Native/Tribal communities’ language capabilities and capacities. By the end of the workshop you will have a well-designed project outline to share with your community.

The workshop will focus on two functional areas of an effective language project– community based language planning, and project design and development.

The workshop has been designed with community input from University of Oregon Native students, faculty and staff, and from Native communities/participants who attended UO’s Northwest Indian Language Institute’s Summer Institute. These voices include language speakers, learners, and teachers; elders, second language speakers and youth. The workshop design considers the needs of tribal language teachers and learners; the hindrances and successes speakers experience in developing their language proficiency; the elements of program/project success.

Workshop Webpage

Workshop participants click on the link below for a password protected page with the materials you will need. Once you are enrolled, you will receive an email for how to get started, which will include a link to the workshop webpage.

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