The 11th Giving the Gift of Language

A Teacher Training Workshop for

Native Language Instruction and Acquisition

Missoula, MT

April 16-18, 2015





The University of Montana  

Hinono'eitiit Ho'oowu'

  (Strengthening Indigenous Languages & Cultures)  


Below are video clips of stories in Arapaho and in-class learning. 

To hear, click on a title.  Video clips can only be viewed using quick time and may take up to a minute to load


Workshop Panel; Students tell stories and talk about learning 

language through ASLA


  1.  May 2011 Grandfather is Ill


  2.  Nov. 2010 Robert Tells Coo'ouu3ih'


  3.  October: 2010 The Little


  4.  Erik's


  5.  June 5. 10 Don't Drink the 90 second clip  

       Click here for translation and explanation of stories 1 & 2.


  6. March 11.10 Robert's comment on  30 second Video  


  7.  Aug 2009: 1st Among the Birds.  Sound file


  8.  Kyra Hall 5.12.09.  This short example of a part of the final exam that shows

     several  cases where student self-corrects plus thinks through the language to 

     create, speak and learn  new language aspects. Video clip runs 8 min.


  9. Apr 09: Keith telling Coo'ouu3ih'ohut, the story of Flies High

    Click here for written English translation and read how Keith learned the story


10. 2008: A Man and His Two


11. 2007: Notkoniihii, the story of the Scout

     Click here for a written English  translation of the Scout and read how it was learned


Language Instructors Comment on ASLA

Students Comment on ASLA

2008 Teaching Comments on ASLA

2009 Teacher Comments on Class Instruction


2010 Teaching Comments on Class Instruction


2011Teacher Comments 

on Class Instruction


2012 Teacher Comments on Class Instruction


2013 Teacher Comments


2014 Student Teacher Comments


Sample Final Exam

Collector's video

Bambi Speaks Arapaho

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