MHA Education Dept., New Town, ND

HID 121 – Intensive Hidatsa for Beginners

Course Description: 19771061239_2117c97374_k

This is a course on Hidatsa as a second language. It is designed for second language learners of Hidatsa who are at a beginner to intermediate level.  It is part 1 of a 2 course continuum.  The course will focus on Demonstratives singular and demonstratives – dual and plural. Pronunciation: ejectives, consonant clusters, numbers, kinship terms, body parts, verbs of possession, coming and going verbs, time in Hidatsa, past, present, future and seasonal.  It will also give an over-view of Hidatsa pronunciation and how to use a Hidatsa dictionary for self-learning.

Course Objectives:

The aim of the course is to provide the students with a large amount of exposure to the Hidatsa language and to work on all four language skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking).

The course will also help the students to become active self-learners of the language by equipping them with various self-learning skills and strategies.

Course Textbooks:

“Speak Hidatsa! – Level 1 Hidatsa Textbook”, MHA Language Project,  MHA Dept. of Education, 2014.