NMC2009: Good! ¡ Bien! ¡Ütz! - Maya Language Learning from Guatemala to Tulane

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NMC2009: Good! ¡ Bien! ¡Ütz! - Maya Language Learning from Guatemala to Tulane

  1. 1. Good! ¡Bien! ¡Ütz!<br />Maya Language Learningfrom Guatemala to TulaneMarie Carianna Derek Toten<br />
  2. 2. Origins<br />Overview<br />U.S. Department of Education<br />Title 6, National Resource Center <br />
  3. 3. Origins<br />grants awarded<br />2003 & 2005<br />Promote the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages ofLatin America<br />Kaqchikel Maya<br />Spoken in the Guatemalan highlands, Lake Atitlan region<br />
  4. 4. OxlajujAj<br /> Since the 1980s: six-week Kaqchikel Maya language and cultureimmersion course<br />Dr. Judie Maxwell<br />Tulane Linguist & Cultural Anthropologist<br />
  5. 5. Q’anil<br />Self-paced, Flash-based language-learning environment to teach Kaqchikel Maya<br />Produce in Guatemalawith native Kaqchikelspeakers<br />Design for duallanguage instruction:English and Spanish<br />
  6. 6. Content configured for CD-ROM and online deliveryhttp://ekaqchikel.tulane.edu(site active in late July 2009)<br />
  7. 7. Production<br />Production trips to Guatemala each summer<br /><ul><li>Post-production & application design in spring & fall
  8. 8. Produce FOUR modules
  9. 9. TWO complete
  10. 10. ONE “in the can”
  11. 11. Complete project by 2011</li></li></ul><li>Crew<br />FOUR person production team<br /><ul><li>TWO pedagogists
  12. 12. Fluent in Spanish
  13. 13. Work with teachers
  14. 14. Plan and script content
  15. 15. TWO videographers
  16. 16. Production & staging logistics
  17. 17. Video/audio post-production</li></li></ul><li>
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  36. 36. Post-Production<br />Edit two-camera, HD footage using Final Cut<br />Compress final video as Flash FLV files<br />Bring two teachers to NOLA for additional audio<br /><ul><li> Design Flash-based interface, and incorporate video, audio & images
  37. 37. Captionate forKaqchikel sub-titles</li></li></ul><li>
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  40. 40. Contact<br />Marie Cariannamcarian@tulane.edu<br />Derek Toten<br />derek@tulane.edu<br />

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