This presentation begins with the definition of immersion and then walks through the different techniques including Total Physical Response (TPR), TPR Storytelling, example lesson plans, and the teaching differences between child and adult immersion.
The Native Language Community Coordination Training and Technical Assistance (NLCC TTA) Center connects the NLCC cooperative agreement recipients and provides support to them through training, technical assistance, networking opportunities, Native language resources, tools, and community engagement. The goal of the NLCC TTA Center is to maximize the recipients’ impact on each of their communities’ language revitalization efforts. This website also provides resources to ANA language grantees, applicants, and others working to preserve critically endangered Native American languages.
In 2017, several ANA grantees collaborated with our Training and Technical Assistance providers to tell the story of their Esther Martinez Initiative projects. These videos show the impact the Native language programs have had on participants and the larger community.
This edition of the ANA Messenger highlights projects focused on language and culture. It is very important to preserve and maintain languages throughout the Tribal community. Language connects people to their ancestors, spirituality, and culture and provides a better sense of who they are.