Courses

FNEL courses can satisfy:

  • Faculty of Arts Language Requirement
  • Faculty of Science Arts Requirement
  • Transfer credit to other institutions
  • UBC language entrance requirement
  • BC high school language credits

Our courses are of particular interest to students in:


These FNEL courses are currently being offered during the 2018-2019 Winter session:

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact the Musqueam Language Program's Senior Assistant, Lillienne Zen: lillienne.zen@ubc.ca. If the course is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please send her your student name and number.

 

FNEL 102 001 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued focus on the diverse range of language learning skills that advance competency in conversational fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, oral traditions, literacy, grammatical understanding, and the cultural contextualization of language use.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact the Musqueam Language Program's Senior Program Assistant, Lillienne Zen: lillienne.zen@ubc.ca.
 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.

 

FNEL 141 001 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)

Emphasis on conversation, basic grammatical structures, listening and literacy skills, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed. Not offered every year.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D325
Teachers: Rita Barnes, Henry Seaweed and Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 142 001 Introduction to a Wakashan Language II: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)

Continued focus on advancing competency in conversational fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, oral traditions, literacy, grammatical understanding, and the cultural contextualization of language use. Not offered every year.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 141 in the same language or permission of instructor
Time: Tuesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Please note that the location of this class is NOT on the UBC-Vancouver campus: classes will be held at the Native Education College (NEC): 285 E 5th Ave Vancouver.
Teachers: Rita Barnes, Henry Seaweed and Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 180 001 Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:00am
Location: Buchanan D313
Teacher: Candace Galla

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Candace Galla: candace.galla@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 201 001 Intermediate Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the traditional language of the Musqueam people. Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 102
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 202 001 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the traditional language of the Musqueam people.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.

 

FNEL 241 001 Intermediate Wakashan Language I
Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 142 in the same language.
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D325
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 242 001 Intermediate Wakashan Language II
Continued focus on the diverse range of language learning skills that advance competency in conversational fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, oral traditions, literacy, grammatical understanding, and the cultural contextualization of language use.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 241 in the same language.
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Please note that the location of this class is NOT on the UBC-Vancouver campus: classes will be held at the Native Education College (NEC): 285 E 5th Ave Vancouver.
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 282 001 Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization 

Development of skills in the documentation, transcription and analysis of grammatical structures in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Applied techniques in documentation, workflow and multi-media digital annotation, guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Mathematics Rm 225
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 301 001 Advanced Salish Language 

Emphasis on advanced comprehension and production skills. Extended focus on skills in oral traditions, transcription, literacy, and on deepening the understanding of grammatical structures and dialectal variation. Not offered every year.

Terms 1 & 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 202 in the same language
Time: This course will meet alternate Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, starting Sept. 6, 2018
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: patricia.a.shaw@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 380 001 Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving, and web publishing.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Buchanan D214
Teacher: Candace Galla

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Candace Galla: candace.galla@ubc.ca

This FNEL course is being offered in the 2018 Summer session:

FNEL 480A Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival. Research on and application of methodologies for collaborative, trans-disciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization of BC's Indigenous linguistic heritage.

Summer Term: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: July 23-27, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and July 28, Saturday, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 301
Teacher: Darin Flynn

If you have questions, please contact Dr Darin Flynn: dflynn@ucalgary.ca

These FNEL courses were offered in the 2017-2018 Winter session:

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)
An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca

 
FNEL 102 002 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)
Continued introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101B
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca

 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

 

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.

 

FNEL 141 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I and II: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)
Emphasis on accurate pronunciation, conversation, basic grammatical structures, listening and literacy skills, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed. Not offered every year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 309
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 142 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I and II: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)
Continued focus on the diverse range of language learning skills that advance competency in conversational fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, oral traditions, literacy, grammatical understanding, and the cultural contextualization of language use. Not offered every year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 141 in the same language
Time: Monday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: please note that the location of this class is NOT on the UBC-Vancouver campus: classes will be held at the Native Education College (NEC): 285 E 5th Ave Vancouver. For more information please email: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 180 Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am
Location: Buchanan D, Room 313
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 201 001 Intermediate Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)
An intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language. Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 102B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 202 002 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)
Continued intermediate study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

 

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.

 

FNEL 281 Sounds of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization 
Development of skills in the perception and transcription of speech sounds in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Capacity-building techniques for digital recording, editing, analysis, and archiving; guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 325
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 380 Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization


Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving, and web publishing.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am
Location: Buchanan B, Room 318
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 381 Biocultural Diversity: Language, Community, and the Environment
fnel_381_2016w_digitalsign1Critical exploration of the links between linguistic, biological and cultural diversity; including connections with linguistic relativity, linguistic identity, language and place; and strategies for collective, interdisciplinary action to promote and support the protection of languages, cultures, and the environment.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 319
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 480C Roles of Communities and Individuals in Language Endangerment and Revitalization


Critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival. Research on and application of methodologies for collaborative, trans-disciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization of BC's Indigenous linguistic heritage.
This course will be offered to UBC-Vancouver students through a live, synchronous feed, with a graduate student facilitator providing in-person support. Dr. Schreyer was the recipient of the 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation at UBC-O.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday, 3:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Allard Hall, B101
Teacher: Christine Schreyer

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Schreyer at christine.schreyer@ubc.ca.

 

FNEL 482  Applied Research in Endangered Language Reclamation

Application of research skills and methodologies in the design and implementation of a research project relevant to endangered language conservation and/or revitalization. Project co-constructed in collaboration with a First Nations community, guided by community-based ethical protocols. FNEL 481 recommended. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Thursday, 11:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 319
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 483* Indigenous Languages of BC: Diversity and Vitality

*This course number was previously listed as FNEL 489.
This course examines genetic affiliation, areal contact, typological features, and initiatives to sustain the vitality and diversity of BC First Nations Languages.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 207
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca