INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE EXPERT VISITS NMU

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—S. Neyooxet Greymorning, a professor of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of Montana-Missoula, will give a free public presentation while visiting Northern Michigan University to lead an indigenous language teacher training workshop. His presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 103 Jamrich Hall.

In 1998, Neyooxet Greymorning developed a method for second language instruction and acquisition as a way to promote the teaching and preservation of indigenous languages. He first used this method with his children five years later and then began running workshops on its use and applying it at the University of Montana-Missoula.

The workshop he will lead at NMU Feb. 18-20 is on the innovative approach called Accelerated Second Language Acquisition and is geared toward fluent speakers who wish to teach. More than 40 Native communities throughout the United States, Canada and Australia are using the method with positive results. Native speakers representing the Hopi, Navajo, Lakota and Potawatomi have registered for the workshop. NMU students will also participate.

For more information, contact the NMU Center for Native American Studies at 227-1397.



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