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Online Ojibwe Language Program

Boozhoo!

Welcome to our Online Ojibwe Language Program, where anyone can watch our live or archived classes for free. Archived classes can be found below, along with instructions for viewing. UW-Eau Claire offers two years of Ojibwe Language, and a "Certificate of Ojibwe Language." Ojibwe courses can be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for a baccalaureate degree. Those who have questions about our program or who wish to take Ojibwe online for college credit should contact our instructor:

Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz

geniuszw@uwec.edu

We are having live Zoom classes some time each week this Fall and Spring (2020-2021).  Please email us for more details :-)

Although we will not be offering live broadcasts during the pandemic, we will post video language lessons each week to our Beginning Ojibwe II Page (as that is the section we are offering this semester). We also offer conversation zoom classes (free and open to the public) Mondays 3:00-3:50 central time.  Please email us for the Zoom link (geniuszw@uwec.edu).  These will continue through April 26,2021 (After that we will be on summer break).  We have an exciting new curriculum to share with you fall 2021.  We hope you will keep learning Ojibwe with us.

If you have any questions about our Ojibwe Language Program please contact: Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz (geniuszw@uwec.edu)

BOOZHOO! These are our language instruction videos from fall 2020.  We are so glad to have you learn with us, and we would love you to email us to let us know how your language learning is going.  Our Fall 2020 semester is over, but we hope you will join us in February and this archive should be available until Fall 2021.

Fall 2020 Classes:

Nitam-anokii-giizhigak Niizho-giizhigak Aabitooseg Niiyo-giizhigak
Welcome to our archive Introductions Terms FYI Praying
no class Intros +Study Aides Aaniin ezhi-ayaayan Song Review+ Exercise

Pronunciation: 
"Bimishkaayan"
+ "Asigibii'iganan"

Niin, Giin, Wiin Mishiikenyag Miishiikenyag + Niin, Giin, Wiin
N/A Review+"Ishkode-odaabaan" Intros+Fluent Speech Talking About Different People
Ginbaa na? The Verbal Ques Mark Mashi na___? Pattern Gaagiigidowinan: Conversations Practice Asking/ Answering Quesitons
Giishpin Minwedameg + Review Review: Niin, Giin, Wiin "I'm Happy When..." Intro Review in Woods

Review:
"Aaniin ezhi-ayaayn?" 
+ "Bimishkaayan"

Review: Turtle Words
Giishpin Minwendameg

Review: Intros N/A

Numbers+ Counting

Numbers+ Time

Miles+ Time animate+inanimate

"Awegonen ge-biizikaman"

It is verbs: VIIs

"Cold" N/A

"It Is Verbs" Review+ Journals

Time Review

Weather+ Time Song Review Giving A Weather Report

Giving the Forecast

Adding to Forecast

Weather+ Pronunciation N/A

Presentation Prep #1

Presentation Prep #2

Waabam/ Waaban N/A

Indinawemaaganag

N/A

Indinawemaaganag2 N/A

Indinawemaaganag: nitaa-+da-

Indinawemaaganag: ni__aa

zoomchigedaa Pres Prep + Zoomchigewin

Presentation Prep

Activities+ Pres Prep

N/A Review+ Asking For Help

If you are having trouble viewing these clips, try downloading them. They often work better that way :-)

Because of the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to broadcast live in person classes at this time.  This is an archive of pre-recorded Ojbiwe language lessons that the students are watching in addition to their live classes this semester.  We are also offering free community zoom classes Mondays 3:00-3:50 central time.  If you would like to join us for those, please email us for the link.  Following these lessons are links to our live Ojibwe classes, recorded spring 2019.  We intend to delete that archive soon, so please download what you want from it.

Week 1 N/A Asking for Help + Praying
Week 2 "It is Verb" Review Time + Weather Review
Week 3 Weather +Clothing+Review VTIs+VTAs: Biizikaw+Biizikan
Week 4 Weather + Body Parts VTAs: Do it to Him/Her verbs
Week 5 Ojibwe Verb Types Mixing Verb Types
Week 6 Midterm Exam Review N/A
Week 7 Maaji-+ Ishkwaa- and VTA Songs Asking Questions and VTAs+ Ques and More VTA Ques
Week 8 Gakaabikaang and Eating Animate Foods N/A
Week 9 Meals+Time and Meals+What and Songs Asabikenshiinyens+Changing Verbs and Gakaabikaang
Week 10 Wiin+Wiinawaa VAIs and Wiin + Wiinawaa VTIs and "Manii" More+Favorite (VTIs) and Using Patterns to Say More Things
Week 11 Making Study Aides: Verb Chart Review Song Pronunciation Review

 

If you are having trouble viewing these clips, try downloading them. They often work better that way :-)

 

Boozhoo! Welcome to our Intermediate Ojibwe I Archive of classes. We no longer have recordings of these classes, but we will the next time they are offered. We are hoping to offer Intermediate Ojibwe I again during the 2022-2023 school year BUT doing so will depend on enrollment.  If you are interested in studying Intermediate Ojibwe with us (and paying tuition), please contact us for enrollment information.

Boozhoo! Welcome to our Intermediate Ojibwe II Archive of classes. We no longer have recordings of these classes, but we will the next time they are offered. We are hoping to offer Intermediate Ojibwe I again during the 2022-2023 school year BUT doing so will depend on enrollment.  If you are interested in studying Intermediate Ojibwe with us (and paying tuition), please contact us for enrollment information.

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