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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6439 - Penticton Indian Band

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6439
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Pre-school Language Nest
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
implementation of a Preschool Language Immersion Program at Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School in Penticton, BC. Target Group-->4 year old students will participate in a language and cultural immersed program for 3 hours per day x 5 days per week. commencing September 2017. -students will have greater opportunity to hear, use and learn our language. -Parents will have an opportunity to join their children in learning the language. -children will participate in cultural event and activities to further their language and cultural learning.
Challenges: 
Funding. Time. Number of fluent speakers. Lack of nsyilxcen known by parents.-encouraging parents to participate with their children, particularly our working parents. -funding to hire adequate staff to support the program. -teaching resources available to language immersion teachers. -refraining from using English in the delivery of the program.