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Community Class Descriptions

Beginner Courses

Beginner Noun Workbook

This course teaches the history of the language. Each speaker learns about Wampanoag gender classification and number of the noun. Also covered in this course are: truncation, peripheral endings, demonstratives, and the yes/no interrogative.

Noun Possession Workbook

This course introduces the speaker to the structure of the Wampanoag phrase. The workbook covers person, number of the noun, dependent noun stems and kinship traditions, inalienable nouns, and the locative case for a noun.

Intermediate Courses

Advanced Courses

Transitive Animate Verb Workbook

This is the speaker’s introduction to theme, who is acting upon whom and all themes are covered for person and number. Also included are the conjunct forms, if/when, for this verb.

Subordinative Verb and T-Subordinative Verb Workbook 

This course deals with cases involving clauses that are not independent but rather statements lending more necessary information to the main clause and cases verb phrases involving the idea of ‘to do X’. This form includes both the Inanimate and Animate subjects.

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Animate Intransitive Verb Workbook

This workbook covers person and number for the AI verb as well as incorporating knowledge gained from the Beginner courses. Also included are the conjunct forms, if/when, for this verb.

Transitive Inanimate Verb Workbook

This workbook covers person and number for the transitive verb as well as incorporating knowledge gained from all prior courses. This verb form introduces the speaker to the realm of absolute and objective forms of a verb. Also included are the conjunct forms, if/when, for this verb.

Inanimate Intransitive Verb Workbook

This workbook focuses on the verbs relating only to inanimate subjects. The speaker learns number and incorporates lessons from prior work on other forms of the verb as well as basic beginner knowledge. Also included are the conjunct forms, if/when, for this verb.

Particles, Prenouns, Preverbs Workbook 

This course will cover very useful particles that are used without regard to person or number. The speaker will also be introduced to prenouns and pre verbs allowing modification of both phrases to say a wide range of things with more specificity and eloquence. Prior knowledge of nouns and verbs is essential.

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Immersion Classes

Total Physical Response

Where are Your Keys?

Immersion Second Language Acquisition

Immersion Game Nights

Family Immersion Camp

Youth language enrichment activities (i.e. Summer Turtle Program, Family Immersion Camp and After School Programming) are led by WLRP trained staff who have received CORI clearance and are approved to teach by the lead project linguist.

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Elders "Lunch & Learn" Program

The Tuesday and Thursday elders' language class, held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and taught by instructors from the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP), has been immensely popular since it began in 2014.

Funded by a Tribal Health and Elders Services’ Title VI Administration on Aging grant, the class offers a fun and interactive conversational experience tailored to the language requests of elders. Instructors welcome all elders to drop in at 11:30 a.m. or at Noon.

Following each class, a free luncheon is provided in the Tribal Community and Government Center gymnasium. These meals are prepared by local caterers following healthy nutrition guidelines for elders. Attendance at the language class is not required to join the Title VI elderly nutrition program luncheons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Everyone is welcome!

To sign up for the free lunches available to tribal members aged 55 and older, please call Donald Peters at (508) 477-0208.

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