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Classes – MHA Language Project – Mandan
MHA Education Dept., New Town, ND
701-627-4113
701-627-4935

Classes

MAN 101 – Teaching Mandan Level 1 Methods
MAN 101 – Teaching Mandan Level 1 Methods

This course is an intensive practical overview of teaching Mandan using the Speak Mandan! Level 1 Textbook. This course will also emphasize introducing and reinforcing vocabulary with flashcards, props, and Total Physical Response (TPR) methods. It will also address classroom management techniques for the language classroom as well as using different teaching modalities to address diverse learning styles.

MAN 102 – Teaching Mandan Level 2 Methods
MAN 102 – Teaching Mandan Level 2 Methods

This course is an intensive practical overview of teaching Mandan using the Speak Mandan! Level 2 Textbook. This course will also emphasize introducing and reinforcing vocabulary with flashcards, props, and Total Physical Response (TPR) methods. It will also address classroom management techniques for the language classroom as well as using different teaching modalities to address diverse learning styles. In addition, we will review the draft version of the textbook to improve the content for more effective teaching.

MAN 110 – Mandan Phonology
MAN 110 – Mandan Phonology

A linguistic understanding of Mandan is essential to teaching the language knowledgably and being effective in the classroom. Proper teaching of Mandan is dependent on a firm foundation in the sound system and rules of a language. This course is the primary linguistic introduction to the Mandan phonetic system– its sounds and writing system. The week-long course will be devoted to an overview of the Mandan phonetic system and will focus on training consistency in writing the language. Special emphasis will be on developing a basic, technical linguistic understanding of Mandan phonology, the issues and difficulties associated with English speakers learning these sounds, and developing a professional approach on teaching these concepts. The use of the specialized Mandan font and keyboard software will also be covered.

MAN 210 – Mandan Inflectional Morphology
MAN 210 – Mandan Inflectional Morphology

Understanding of Mandan language structure is essential to teaching the language knowledgably and being effective in the classroom. Proper teaching of Mandan is dependent on a firm foundation in the rules of a language. This course is the primary linguistic introduction to Mandan grammar and particularly its inflectional and derivational morphology (the internal structure of words) and pedagogical approaches to explaining this grammar. The rules associated with Mandan verbal morphology are one of the most characteristic features of the language and are also a significant challenge for students.