Courses

  • The first-ever Keres Summer Institute welcomes all language levels. The 1st Year Learners Track is designed for beginners, whereas fluent speakers and current teachers are encouraged to take the 1st Year Teachers Track.

    Students in each track attend two courses per day: one in the morning (9:00 AM – 12:15 PM), and one in the afternoon (1:15 PM – 4:30 PM).

     

    1st Year Learners Track

    • Communicative Keres for Beginners
      Communicative Keres for Beginners Always been meaning to learn Keres language? This crash course gives beginners a strong foundation in vocabulary, building basic sentences and holding simple conversations. Using activities from the first draft of the Keres Level 1 textbook, students will learn to introduce themselves, describe the natural world, discuss kinship and more – all in Acoma Keres! Course code: KER 102 – Communicative Keres for Beginners

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    • Keres Alphabet and Sounds
      Keres Alphabet and Sounds This class offers a complete understanding of all the sounds in the Keres language as spoken by community members of the Pueblo of Acoma. A good understanding of Keres sound and spelling systems will make it easier to learn the language and to teach it to children and young people. Courses code: KER 101 – Keres Alphabet and Sounds

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    1st Year Teachers Track

    • Teaching Keres Level 1 Methods
      Teaching Keres Level 1 Methods This one-week course is an introduction to the first draft of the Keres Level 1 textbook currently in development by the Pueblo of Acoma in collaboration with The Language Conservancy.  Course participants will be introduced to communicative language teaching methods, which engage all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading, writing - and learn how to effectively use Level 1 content to encourage beginning students of the language. Course code: KER 103 - Teaching Keres Level 1 Methods  

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    • Keres Alphabet and Sounds
      Keres Alphabet and Sounds This class offers a complete understanding of all the sounds in the Keres language as spoken by community members of the Pueblo of Acoma. A good understanding of Keres sound and spelling systems will make it easier to learn the language and to teach it to children and young people. Courses code: KER 101 – Keres Alphabet and Sounds

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