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WAYK 2020 Summer Language Intensive

June 26, 2020 – August 23, 2020 This summer, the WAYK team will live in the Vancouver area and work with a team of local speakers and learners. The team that comes together in North Vancouver will build on the existing work done over the past several years (including experiences working with both Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and… Read more »

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Anchorage 2020 Spring/Summer Mini-Language Intensive (Tentative)

May 25, 2020 – June 19, 2020 (Tentative) This year, in the early spring and summer, the WAYK team and members of the regional Unangam Tunuu team from the Pribilof and Aleutian islands will gather in Anchorage for a “mini” Language Intensive following the regional spring visits to Atka and St. Paul. As APIA (the… Read more »

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Lesson Writing Intensive 2020 (Tentative)

April 20, 2020 – June 12, 2020 (Tentative Dates) This spring, in preparation for the 2020 Summer Language Intensive, the WAYK team will spend 8 weeks working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Culture and Language to further develop their novice-level curriculum for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim. TWN’s Department of Culture and Language is strongly supported by… Read more »

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Spring Visit 2020

March 2, 2020 – April 17, 2020 The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC for 7 weeks in the spring of 2020 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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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 clear and transparent with applicants about what WAYK expects from them and what they can expect in return. What you can expect as a summer… Read more »

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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 who’s interested in applying to join a summer project with WAYK can find the answer to some of their burning questions below. If you have… Read more »

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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 Nation, located in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia. Participating in a WAYK summer project is one of the best ways to be fully immersed in… Read more »

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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 will be WAYK’s 10th summer project with a partner community. In 2020, we will continue our partnership with Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN). Due to the location… Read more »

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Winter Visit 2020

January 6, 2020 – February 14, 2020 The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the winter of 2020 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit (November 2019)

September 4, 2018-October 19, 2019  November 4, 2019-November 22, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Fall Visit (September 2019)

September 4, 2018-October 19, 2019  November 4, 2019-November 22, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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Okanagan Indian Band Introductory WAYK Workshop

August 19 – August 23, 2019  The WAYK team will visit with N̓səl̓xcin̓ language teachers and learners to provide a 5-day introductory WAYK workshop in partnership with the Okanagan Indian Band. Beyond an introduction to the essentials of WAYK, the workshop will focus on strategies for maintaining immersion in the classroom and during sessions with… Read more »

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May Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

May 27th – June 6th, 2019  Monday-Thursday | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  Join us as the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language and Culture kicks off the 2019 Summer Language Intensive with two weeks of language learning for beginners! In this camp we’ll be working with learners and speakers of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, testing new lessons,… Read more »

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WAYK 2019 Summer Language Intensive

May 17, 2019 – August 4, 2019 This summer, the WAYK team, including new WAYK interns, will live in the Vancouver area and work with a team of local speakers and learners. The team that comes together in North Vancouver will build on the existing work done over the past several years (including experiences working… Read more »

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Pueblo of Pojoaque WAYK Language Immersion Workshop

March 11 – March 15, 2019 Join the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Department for five days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We’ll be working with learners and speakers of Tewa.

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February Language Camp and WAYK Workshop

February 19 – February 22, 2019 The Tsleil-Waututh Nation Department of Language & Culture and the WAYK team present a week of language and method during our February Language Camp. Join us for 4 days of language learning and an introduction to the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) method for language teaching. We’ll be working… Read more »

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Robbie’s 2018 Update from Trevelin, Esquel, & Bariloche

Here’s Robbie Penman’s update from the spring of 2018, several months after his summer with WAYK on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Thanks for the update, Robbie! In April, me and Caoife left Melipüllü, a.k.a. Puerto Montt (I’d been there for about three months, helping the local language revitalization team) for Argentina. We took a bit… Read more »

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Winter Visit

January 7, 2019 – April 12, 2019  The WAYK team returns to Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, BC in the winter of 2019 to partner with the TWN language department, Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh adult immersion program at Simon Fraser University.

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Going Cold Jerky*: Outside of the WAYK Bubble

Here’s Robbie Penman’s update from the fall of 2017, a few months after his summer with WAYK on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Thanks for the update, Robbie! *Jerky is one of the few Quechua words in English At the end of August 2017, I came back to the Ununited Kingdom (note to Susanna: that’s deliberate!)… Read more »

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Frequently Asked Questions about WAYK Internships

We’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions we get about WAYK internships and Summer Language Intensive projects. We hope that anyone who’s interested in applying for an internship with WAYK can find the answer to some of their burning questions below. If you have a question that’s not answered, please… Read more »