Teach Michif

Elders explored the topic of teaching Michif to children and adults, the importance of teaching the language and strategies to help learners learn. Music, games, play, and making it fun are important in the learning. It is not only children who need to be taught and to learn but all of us. There are many challenges to language learning. Elders explore some basic Michif language and how to teach it through fun activities.

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up (after a fire) is a beautiful educational short film about Métis resilience and stories to encourage revitalization of the endangered Michif language through development of a new Michif-language song. Andrea Menard’s […]

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Julia Teaches Michif 5

Julia describes teaching Michif to a child bouncing on the knee by connecting sounds together.

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Julia Teaches Michif 3

Julia suggests adding actions when teaching language to support memory.

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Don Teaches Michif 3

Don teaches basic words for greetings, animals, “that’s it”, “You’re dressed nicely”, “come over here”, and children. Also, he describes how to teach these words to children and ways to use English to help with […]

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Tom Teaches Michif 3

Tom suggests in language learning that It’s okay to make mistakes. Our names in the language connect us to our soul;

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Julia Teaches Michif 4

Julia outlines teaching language to infants in a moss bag and for adults using playful means, singing and dancing, and for school children using play to motivate them to work.

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Don Teaches Michif 2

Don describes Teaching Michif through music, singing, and cartoons.

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Don Teaches Michif 1

Don describes Teaching Michif using Bingo, cribbage, and games.

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Julia Teaches Michif 2

Julia describes how to teach children to speak using games and play as we did a long time ago.

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