This deeply important gathering of language experts, language preservation activists and language instructors will inspire and motivate you and your tribe in your journey to keep your language alive. Falmouth’s workshop presenters and keynote speaker will prepare you for your future initiatives and help you add to your existing programs. Move forward with information on the most recent funding sources, the latest technological tools available, principles for engaging the youth of your tribe, mentor/apprentice programs and best practices for addressing challenges in the field of language preservation.
While it’s clear to most adult tribal members that language preservation is very important in maintaining and protecting American Indian cultures, younger learners of heritage languages may not feel this same sense of urgency. How can tribes instill a sense of responsibility in young language learners without overwhelming them?
New Technologies in Language Preservation in the Digital Age
It’s important to take advantage of the latest technological tools that can help with the project of language preservation. Podcasts, wikis and computer programs can facilitate language learning in exciting new ways and reach a broader audience.