Hul’q’umi’num’ Name: hw’iiw’tsust tthu stl’ul’iqulh

English name: Teaching the Kids

Producers and/or Creators: Hul’q’umi’num’ Language & Culture Society

Synopsis: 187 phrases for teachers to use while managing the classroom.

Language: English, Hul’q’umi’num’
Dialect: quw’utsun’
Media Type: Document & Presentation, Website
Instructional Type: Words & Phrases
Fluency: Beginner, Intermediate

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A website with sound files for 187 phrases for teachers to use while managing the classroom by Ruby Peter – Sti’tum’at and Donna Gerdts – Sp’aqw’um’ultunaat. A downloadable PDF booklet version is available. Topics include: Greeting, Getting started, Setting up, Monitoring, Finishing it up, Praising the students, Listening and doing (TPR), Practicing speaking, Reading, Taking turns, Lining up, Activities, Dividing up, Leaving the classroom, Problem students, Noisy class, Preparing at home, Practicing language at home, Departing.

Language use includes commands and questions, with many examples with second person singular and plural subjects.

Thank you to all the classroom teachers who take such good care of the children. We hope that this work contributes in some small way to your efforts to bring Hul’q’umi’num’ language and culture into your classrooms.

Production Notes:

Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases provided by Ruby Peter, Quamichan Elder, who has spent many years teaching language learners of all ages. Transcription by Donna Gerdts, Simon Fraser University. Manuscript edited by Essa Gierc. Thank you to Thomas Jones, Snuneymuxw First Nations, for help with sound recording and editing. Thank you to Michelle Parent for help with website.
Funding provided by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and First Peoples’ Cultural Council.

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Keywords: classroom, commands, teachers language