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 »
Report From the Road: Fairbanks, January 2016
The WAYK team once again returned to Fairbanks this winter for three weeks of training with speakers and learners of two Athabaskan languages: Gwich’in and Benhti Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana langauge)…. Read more »
Use It Or Lose It
If you don’t use it you’ll lose it. That age-old adage we hear, especially about language learning, means that if you don’t speak the languages you know you will forget… Read more »
Report From The Road: St. Paul, December 2015
The WAYK team returned to St. Paul, Alaska for our first follow up visit after the 2015 Summer Intensive, which focused on the St. Paul and St. George dialects of… Read more »
Immersion Bubbles: Finding Comfort and Fun in the Uncomfortable
By way of the prior experience I’ve gained through my involvement in the language revitalization efforts taking place within my own community, the Pueblo of Pojoaque, I’ve been able to… Read more »
Color-Coding at the WAYK house
One of my favourite things so far as a WAYK intern is the color-coded organization of the WAYK house. Months before we arrived in Atka, each member of the WAYK… Read more »
Guest Post: Bobbi’s First Two Weeks in Atka
My first two weeks in Atka learning Niiĝuĝim Tuunu have been interesting. I am learning a whole new lauguage, meeting a lot of new people, eating new things, and learning… Read more »
Report from the Road: Anchorage (October 2015)
The WAYK team returned to Anchorage in October of 2015 for our biannual visit to work with the many members of the Unangam Tunuu core team that live in the… Read more »
Robyn’s Chinuk Wawa Language Adventure 2.1
If you’ve been following the WAYK blog for the past year you know that while I was interning last summer Evan, Susanna, and Sky taught Casey and I chinuk wawa… Read more »
Guest Post: Meet Bobbi Dushkin!
This summer, Bobbi Dushkin joins the local team and the WAYK team at the Atka Summer Intensive as APIA’s regional intern. We are thrilled that she’s here! Hello my name… Read more »
WAYK Unangam Tunuu Summer Intensive 2.0
My name is Robyn and this will be my second summer as a WAYK intern. Last summer I was a WAYK intern helping out with the Unangam Tunuu project on… Read more »
Intern Introduction: Samuel Catanach
Bahpibo! (Hello!) My name is Samuel and I am from P’osuwaegeh Owingeh (meaning ‘Water Drinking Place Village’), more commonly known as the Pueblo of Pojoaque, a Tewa speaking American Indian… Read more »
Intern Introduction: Erin McGarvey
Hi, I’m Erin McGarvey. I am originally from Jordan, a very small town just outside of St. Catharines, Ontario. My school only had about 160 kids and my house… Read more »
Meet WAYK’s 2016 summer intern team!
When we opened up our application for summer WAYK interns in January, our summer intensive in Atka, AK seemed very far in the future. This year, it is wonderful that… Read more »
Guest Post: MFLA Spring Outreach 2015
In addition to fall and spring conferences, every year, the Maryland Foreign Language Association travels to a different region of the state, to bring professional development directly the… Read more »
WAYK proves I’m not a language-learning dud!
When the community we planned to start working with in late May 2014 had its funding temporarily delayed, Evan and I decided to make the most of our free time and the +1500-km drive I had made… Read more »
Is Any Project Ever “Simple”?
Very early in the summer Evan mentioned to me that there were some Unangam Tunuu books that had been read by speakers but to date no one had figured out… Read more »
Report from the Road: Port Graham (Fall 2015)
The WAYK team made our first trip to Port Graham, Alaska in May of 2015. During a five-day workshop we introduced Port Graham’s Sugt’stun speakers, learners, and teachers to basic… Read more »
Technique: Angel on your Shoulder
Among all of the TQs (or techniques) I learned, used, and taught this summer at the Unangam Tunuu Language Intensive, my favorites by far were Angel On Your Shoulder and… Read more »
Report from the Road: Atka (Fall 2015)
This September, the WAYK team made their fourth visit to the Aleutian Island of Atka. This visit was the first under a new project, coordinated by the Aleutian Pribilof Islands… Read more »
Call for WAYK Summer 2016 Interns!
This summer, we are very lucky to again be able to offer three WAYK internship opportunities. These positions are sponsored by our host community (Atka, Alaska) in partnership with APIA… Read more »