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Fight Zombies While Learning Cherokee!

Language learning can be difficult – from classes that only meet a couple times a week to boring software that collects dust, it is hard to find the motivation to continue the process. Thorton Media, Inc. is working to change … Continue reading

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Great Books Available in Ojibwe

Here’s another great company helping to revitalize endangered languages. Wiiigwaas Press offers mono- and bi-lingual books and teaching materials in indigenous languages, specializing in Ojibwe. In order to help foster awareness and to promote Native American language centered-writing, they also … Continue reading

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‘Where There is a WIL, There is a Way!’

A new website is bringing together speakers of different endangered indigenous languages. Wiki for Indigenous Languages (WIL) is looking to become a new resource for teaching, documenting, and revitalizing endangered languages. The WIL only has one language available at the … Continue reading

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YouTube User Profile: Daybreakwarrior

Youtube is a great resource for recording and teaching different languages, and is another way that social media is helping endangered or at-risk languages. One of our favorite Native language youtubers at Spoken First is “Daybreakwarrior.” He posts tons of … Continue reading

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Happy International Mother Language Day!

Today is a day for promotion of multilingualism, cultural and linguistic diversity, and protection of all languages. International Mother Language Day began on February 21, 1999, and commemorates the day in 1952 when students in Dhaka, Pakistan (now the capital … Continue reading

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Free Online Course on ‘Aboriginal Worldviews and Education’

Have you ever taken an online course? If you’ve wanted to try it but haven’t had the chance, this may be the perfect opportunity: educational technology company Coursera has teamed up with the University of Toronto to offer a free … Continue reading

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Language Learning Begins Before You are Born

It has long been understood that babies recognize and react to their mother’s voice from birth, but recent research is delving in further to understand when language learning begins. A new study conducted by researchers in Tacoma, Washington and Stockholm, … Continue reading

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Diné Speakers Tune in to Listen to Radio Broadcasts in Native Language

Diné speakers on the Navajo reservation across New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah can tune into KNDN AM Radio to listen to the radio in their native language. George Werito, called the Navajo Jay Leno by many of his listeners, is … Continue reading

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