December 23, 2019 – January 4, 2019
As APIA (the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association) begins the first year of their new three-year language initiative with support from ANA (the Administration for Native Americans), the WAYK team returns to Anchorage for 10 days of sessions in the winter of 2019. This new project is a continuation of their ongoing efforts to build a new generation of Unangam Tunuu speakers and focuses, as always, on proficiency development, in addition to creating community-based standards for language teacher certification.
The WAYK team will continue to work with the Niiĝuĝim Tunuu and Qawalangim Tunuu language teams based in Anchorage during this visit, providing additional training and support for members of the local core team who attended the 2018 Summer Language Intensive. We will work with small groups of learners and speakers of Unangam Tunuu, in an effort to refine existing lessons and curriculum, develop new lessons, enhance teaching skills, and increase the team’s fluency.