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Now available for sale online. How Do I Say...? Learner Driven Language Learner Method Workbooks. This is a study guide for motivated learners to become conversational in their heritage language by working with a speaker and by choosing what expressions to learn. Used by schools, families and communities. Click Here to order. For more information contact us at ili@ilinative.org.

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UPCOMING ILI 2017 EVENTS

 
PRACTICING IMMERSION: HOW
DO WE DO IT? WORKSHOP
September 11-13, 2017
This three-day workshop will teach different methodologies for language immersion acquisition for all ages with a focus on developing speaking skills (oral proficiency). Methodologies will include: Natural Approach (NA), Learner-Driven Approach, Total Physical Response (TPR), Strategies for "staying in the language." The hotel for this workshop is Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, NM. Click here for the registration form and for more information. Registration and hotel deadline is August 28, 2017.
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8th ANNUAL INDIGENOUS
LANGUAGE INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM
Speak First - Read and Write Later
October 23-25, 2017
The theme of the 8th Annual ILIS 2017 will address the importance of comprehensible input and active listening of the target language for oral language development to create speakers. Literacy (reading and writing) is important to support oral language development. However, it is important to know how and when to introduce reading/writing and what age-appropriate outcomes to expect. ILI is honored to have Stephen Krashen as the Keynote Speaker. The hotel for this symposium is Buffalo Thuner Resort in Pueblo of Pojoaque, Santa Fe, NM. Click here for the registration form and for more information. Registration and hotel deadline is October 2, 2017.
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TOTAL IMMERSION PLUS
LEARNING LANGUAGE AT SUPER FAST SPEED WORKSHOP
October 26-27, 2017
This two-day workshop addresses the critical need of all our communities, which is, "producing speakers of the language." We must create fluency in adults so they can then have language in the homes for the children. Participants will learn methodologies and strategies to become conversant in a language in 200 hours or less. The method involves the Total Immersion Plus (TIP) and dedicated time to implement a full immersion environment. The course is very hands-on. Highly recommended for everyone of all ages involved in language revitalization in communities. The hotel for this workshop is Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe, NM. Click here for the registration form and for more information. Seating is limited to the first 50 people. Registration and hotel deadline is October 2, 2017 unless all seats are sold out.
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DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS
November 6-9, 2017
Create a Native Language Digital Story by Putting Yourself in the Director's Chair and Creating Your Own Production
Digital Storytelling is a modern way to express the ancient art of storytelling by weaving together your Native Language, images, Music and voice narration. This four-day training workshop at our office in Santa Fe, NM trains participants to produce a short 3-5 minute digital story in the Native Language using a computer. Ideally, a team of two can participate: one who is tech savvy and one, an elder, who knows the language but is not familiar with technology. Click here for the registration form. Must have a minimum of 3 people registered.
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CONTRACT ILI TO PROVIDE THESE WORKSHOPS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

You can contract ILI to provide workshops in your community on many topics: Immersion Methodology; Curriculum Development, Lesson Planning and Assessment; Family and Community Engagement, Digital Storytelling, and many other topics. If you have a topic you are interested in or if you need more information contact ILI at (505) 820-0311 or by e-mail: ili@ilinative.org.

Our Mission

The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.

Guiding Philosophy

ILI’s guiding philosophy is to “help create speakers” of endangered indigenous languages while we still have speakers left.

This work is URGENT. Collectively we must work diligently with haste within a ten-year window, careful not to duplicate efforts, to turn the tide of language decline so that indigenous languages become a vibrant component of everyday life in Indian communities.

What We Do

ILI Researches, Teaches and Shares information and tools to empower Native communities to make their languages SEEN and HEARD everywhere and by everyone.

ILI’s tools and training help people create their own Native language materials to develop textbooks, teaching aids, films, digital stories, as well as flyers, brochures, posters, toys, and signage.

Languagegeek© customized keyboard layouts and fonts enable any indigenous language to live on computers and the internet. Sending e-mails, building web-pages, and desktop publishing are all available for all indigenous languages.

ILI works with all tribes and nations to complement and enhance their existing language programs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Indigenous Language Institute
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