November 26, 2019 – December 12, 2019
In partnership with Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI, supported by ANEP and CBSFA) and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) the WAYK team returns to St. Paul Island for 17 days in the winter of 2019 accompanied by members of the Anchorage and Unalaska Unangam Tunuu teams! St. Paul’s language program is in the second year of an ANEP-funded project to promote immersion in early childhood settings. Meanwhile, 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), focused on creating community-based standards for language teacher certification. The St. Paul Unangam Tunuu team is involved in both of these efforts, as well as their constant goal of developing more proficient speakers!
During this visit, the WAYK team will continue to provide training and support for members of the local core team who have worked with WAYK during many previous visits, including the 2015 and 2017 Summer Language Intensives. 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.