Summer Intensive Expectations: 2020 Update
Here you will find the 2020 Summer Intensive expectations for WAYK team members who will be joining the project at Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC. We want to be… Read more »
WAYK Summer Intensive Schedule: 2020 Update
It can be hard to imagine what a language revitalization summer looks like, but working to keep a language vital is a full-time endeavor. Here’s an updated look at what… Read more »
WAYK Summer Team Frequently Asked Questions: 2020 Update
We’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions we get about WAYK Summer Language Intensive projects and the internship/volunteer positions we offer. We hope that anyone… Read more »
Call for WAYK 2020 Summer Team!
This summer, we are once again fortunate to offer summer positions on the WAYK team during the 2020 Summer Language Intensive. These positions are sponsored by our host community, Tsleil-Waututh… Read more »
Announcing WAYK’s 2020 Summer Intensive: North Vancouver, British Columbia!
WAYK is very excited to announce—after months (and years!) of planning with the host community—that our 2020 Summer Intensive will once again take place in North Vancouver, British Columbia! This… Read more »
What it’s like to be a WAYK Intern
Interning: do anything and everything #forthelanguage! Explaining what it’s like to be a WAYK intern is no easy task. To be perfectly honest, I really had no idea what I… Read more »
Languages Are Dying, Right Now; Yet Still We Hope
In the past month, two critical members of the Hupacasath First Nation died; they numbered among the last who spoke the language native to Vancouver island fluently from childhood. Hupacasath… Read more »
Evan in Vancouver, B.C., for the Squamish WAYK Weekend
We had so much fun – big thanks to Ray, Vanessa, Dustin, and all our wonderful new Squamish friends for hosting us. We look forward to returning! Here’s an article… Read more »
Evan at the Chinuk Wawa Language Revitalization Weekend
We had a great time at a gathering of Wawa speakers in Manzanita, OR, playing the other WAYK core conversation, “the Walk” over and over. Thanks everyone for playing!
Cantonese Fluency Game
With the help of Jason and everyone at the Watershed Clinic we ran a game in Cantonese a few weeks back. This video runs almost an hour, and starts with… Read more »
“Language Hunting” 2: Evan’s response
And now, Evan’s follow up: I am so excited for you Jay! Learning your own language from your own elder… A wonderful source of pride for your entire family and… Read more »
Reader and fluency game player Jay Bazuzi commented recently: In a month I’ll be visiting my grandmother and want to learn her language from her, so I’m eager to learn… Read more »
Lolcats Play “Where Are Your Keys?”
You can play “Where Are Your Keys?” to learn to speak Lolcat too!
“I Want Your Paddle…”
Read the Vancouver Voice article on Evan’s recent session of the fluency game teaching Chinuk Wawa (a local Native American language) at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon,… Read more »
El Currículo Rápido Universal: Translating the “Universal Speed Curriculum”
First, if you don’t already know, check out the original Universal Speed Curriculum for some background. Billy James Ulibarri and Walter Duran, two fluency game players introduced to the game… Read more »
Play the Game with Evan
[We will update this information on the “Invite Evan” page in the header above] Strengthen the Grassroots Learning Community Where You Live Evan Gardner can help revitalize a grassroots, village-centered… Read more »
Whose Drink Is That?
Who’s On First?
The second question you ask in the WAYK game: “Who is that?/Whose is that?”, setting it up with a “Craig’s List” of pronouns: Me/Mine, You/Yours, He/His, She/Hers. Why do we… Read more »
WAYK Techniques: “Obviously!”
A core technique of the game, “Obviously!” shapes the props, setup, conversation, and play of the game. We strive to make everything as obvious as possible – we want the… Read more »
“What is that?” in Greek
After introducing the game to your players, in WAYK you always first ask, “What-is-that?”, beginning the first step of the conversation that will take you to fluency. This five-minute short… Read more »
The WAYK “Universal Speed Curriculum”
I plan to make a free downloads page somewhere on the site, and to kick it off, I thought I’d post up Evan’s “Universal Speed Curriculum”, a conversational curriculum composed… Read more »
The Fluency Game at Sunflower River Farm
Enjoy watching the good time we had hosted by Alan Post and the good folks at Sunflower River Farm! Or try the direct download here. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3290293&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D6293945%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A2215755%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] more about “”Where… Read more »
The Fluency Paradigm
We seek Fluency, not Knowledge. We belong to a culture of “knowledge”, a culture of certification. The self-taught genius, the high-performing maverick, though we may regard them with awe and… Read more »
“Where Are Your Keys?”
We learn more, more quickly, and more deeply, once we redefine true learning as fluency, and play our way to getting there. Evan Gardner, a learning technology innovator, developed the… Read more »
An Interview with Evan Gardner
Listen to Willem interview Evan about “Where Are Your Keys?”.