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English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Native or near-native speakers of the language should contact the Modern Languages department for proper placement.The department reserves the right to place students in the course most appropriate to their abilities.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

HALQ 101

3 credits

Halq'eméylem Language I

Prerequisite(s): None

Halq’eméylem 101 is an introductory course in the Halq'eméylem language (Upriver dialect). Students will do work on important aspects of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Students will work with an instructor and with an Elder fluent in the language, and will use audiovisual techniques, drill patterns, flashcards, pictures and videotapes. The course will also include linguistic instruction in grammar and pronunciation, including relevant aspects of the International Phonetic Alphabet. At the end of the course, students will have learned between 450 and 500 high-frequency words in the language, and will have had an overview of the pronunciation and the major grammatical structures of the language.

HALQ 102

3 credits

Halq'eméylem Language II

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 101

Halq’eméylem 102 is a continuation of HALQ 101. At the end of the course, students will have learned an additional 400 to 500 high-frequency vocabulary items, and will have mastered the entire sound system of the language and the major grammatical structures in some detail. Students will also have begun studying texts in the language.

HALQ 201

3 credits

Intermediate Halq'eméylem I

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 102

Halq’eméylem 201 is an intermediate course in the Halq'eméylem language. At the end of the course, students will have acquired an additional 450-500 vocabulary items (for a total, with prerequisites, of approximately 1500 vocabulary items). Students will have gained control of all of the major inflectional endings in the language, and will be expected to translate extended texts without vocabulary aids. The course will also cover issues in dialectal variation in Upriver speech, and comparison between Upriver vs. Downriver and Island dialects. The course is designed to be challenging and fun, and the students who complete it will have a strong, solid, foundation in the language.

HALQ 202

3 credits

Intermediate Halq'eméylem II

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 201

Halq’eméylem 202 is the second of two intermediate courses in the Halq’eméylem language (Upriver dialect). At the end of the course, students will have acquired an additional 450-500 vocabulary items (for a total, with prerequisites, of approximately 2000 vocabulary items). The course will focus on two areas: (i) advanced texts, where students will work with existing texts, and in addition will work on the collection and transcription of texts with native-speaking Elders; (ii) conversational practice, including role-playing, speech presentations, and a focus on topics for everyday use of the language.

HALQ 301

4 credits

Advanced Upriver Halq’eméylem I

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 202 or instructor’s permission.

Students will develop their linguistic skills and mastery of Upriver Halq’eméylem at an advanced level. They will review and expand their knowledge of syntax, phonology, semantics, and lexicology with respect to Upriver Halq’eméylem and Stó:lô worldview.

HALQ 302

4 credits

Advanced Upriver Halq’eméylem II: Introduction to Storytelling

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 301 or instructor’s permission.

Students will be introduced to written and oral format of Sxwoxwiyam vs Sqweqwel and will explore and apply the rhetorical devices such as metaphor, repetition, use of parallel lines, whilst examining social-cultural connections to land and people.

HALQ 710

3 credits

Advanced Halq’eméylem Translation Skills

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 302.

Students will learn to produce appropriate and effective translations of Halq'eméylem into English. Students will enhance their translation skills through practice with a variety of materials and working with a range of different examples of usage, from traditional to modern.

HALQ 715

3 credits

Advanced Halq’eméylem Transcription

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 302 and HALQ 710.

Transcription into Upriver Halq'eméylem, from simple to complex levels. Students will examine and apply Stó:lō phonemic and phonetic orthographies within their written assignments. Students will also advance their sentence development using correct word order within various contexts and Stó:lō social-cultural relevance.

HALQ 720

3 credits

Halq’eméylem Teaching Methodologies

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 302, HALQ 710, and HALQ 715.

An examination of the major theoretical and practical applications within the teaching of second language learners of Upriver Halq'eméylem. Students will review and expand their knowledge of teaching methodologies pertaining to various age, levels, and types of First Nation language programming, such as beginners, intermediate, advanced, or immersion settings, with the inclusion of Stó:lō worldview.

HALQ 721

3 credits

Halq’eméylem Curriculum Development

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 302 and HALQ 720.

Examines the major frameworks in curriculum development for learners of additional languages. Students will also expand their knowledge in curriculum development employed by the forefront leaders of First Nation language revitalists. They will gain practical skills in curriculum development and implementation, pertaining to the Upriver Halq'eméylem language, with the inclusion of Stó:lō worldview.

HALQ 724

2 credits

Advanced Halq’eméylem Seminar

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 721.

An exploration of project planning, development ideas, and pathways for the final Halq'eméylem graduate program capstone. Students will examine planning strategies, protocols, methods, and field activities that are associated with Indigenous language revitalization and preservation. Students will build the framework and identify resources needed for the capstone project.

HALQ 725

4 credits

Halq’eméylem Revitalization

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 721.

Explores strategies to develop a higher level of Upriver Halq'eméylem oral communication and literacy, focusing on reading and writing, comprehension, and proficiency. Within an experiential learning environment, students will employ a variety of language software programs to enhance Upriver Halq'eméylem language acquisition.

HALQ 790

4 credits

Halq’eméylem Capstone

Prerequisite(s): HALQ 724 and HALQ 725.

For this capstone course, students will reflect on a variety of topics and themes drawn from discussions and readings throughout previous Halq’eméylem courses. Topics may include Upriver Halq’eméylem translation and transcription, practical and phonetic orthography, interlinear glossing, curriculum units, teaching methodology, storytelling, or Stó:lō relationship to the land. Students will do independent research under the direction of their supervisor.

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