Consortium of Indigenous Language Organizations

(CILO / see-lo)



UPCOMING CILO Workshops

 

TEACHING ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE USING THE NATURAL APPROACH: AN EFFECTIVE METHOD TOWARDS FLUENCY IN SECOND Language ACQUISITION

MARCH 22-24, 2017

Buffalo thunder resort, santa fe, new mexico

 

This 3-day workshop will teach different methodologies for language immersion acquisition for all ages with focus on developing speaking skills (oral proficiency). Methodologies will include: Natural Approach (NA), Learner-Drive Approach, Total Physical Response (TPR), strategies for "staying in the language." Lectures on how language acquisition happens will inform parents, caregivers, teachers, tribal leaders and community members to plan effective strategies and activities for language learners. Click here for registration form.

 

DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RELEVANT LANGUAGE TEACHING GUIDES, ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS WORKSHOP

MAY 3-5, 2017

Buffalo thunder resort, santa fe, new mexico

 

This 3-day workshop will teach how to develop language teaching guides (curriculum) founded on one's cultural values and worldview that will work in tandem with school standards. Participants will develop language activities (lesson plans) and language materials. This is a very hands-on training workshop. Click here for registration form.

 

practicing immersion: how do we do it? workshop

june 26-28, 2017

mystic lake hotel, prior lake, minnesota

 

This 3-day workshop will teach different methodologies for language immersion acquisition for all ages with focus on developing speaking skills (oral proficiency). Methodologies will include: Natural Approach (NA), Learner-Drive Approach, Total Physical Response (TPR), strategies for "staying in the language." Lectures on how language acquisition happens will inform parents, caregivers, teachers, tribal leaders and community members to plan effective strategies and activities for language learners. Click here for registration form.

 

how are we doing as instructor and

learner?: assessment workshop

july 10-12, 2017

Buffalo thunder resort, santa fe, new mexico

 

Assessment and evaluation is a topic of interest and concern for our Native Language programs and teachers. Tracking progress of our language learners is important because it informs instructors and mentors whether the method and efforts are producing results. Using assessment tools for foreign or English language learning is useful to a certain point, but it does not fit the deeper goals of heritage language learning. We will ask key questions, explore what and why we want our language to be vibrant, and discover ways to measure tangible and intangible progress of language acquisition. We will discus how to implement culturally-relevant assessments in tandem with school standards. Click here for registration form.

 

 

ILI/CILO can be contracted by a tribe, organization, group or community to provide these workshops in their location. This allows maximum flexibility for the communities and language programs to customize trainings to fit their schedule and needs. CILO will send a team of instructors dependent upon the needs and number of participants to that community. A minimum number of registered participants are required. For more information about contracting CILO contact cilo@ilinative.org.