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Online Ojibwe Language Community 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. Those who have questions about our program should contact our instructor:

Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz

geniuszw@uwec.edu

We are done broadcasting for the Fall semester, but please join us in for our Beginning Ojibwe II classes this spring. We start broadcasting again February 1, 2022.  Our Beginning Ojibwe II classes will take place:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-10:50am central time, on Zoom, and anyone is welcome to join us.  Our students would love see you, so please turn your cameras on, but we ask that you keep your mics muted until called upon (the background noise is very loud for our classroom speakers):  A link will be posted here before Feb 1st.

 

 

 

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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! 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.  This is an archive or our ongoing classes for Fall 2021.

Fall 2021 Classes:

Week # Language Lessons Language Lessons

Niizho-giizhigak

(recorded classes)

Niiyo-giizhigak

(recorded classes)

2 Introductions  + Clans "Ishkode-odaabaan": Let's Prayer + Intros Intros
3 Pronunciation Aaniin ezhi-ayaayan nagamon Intros: Niin, Giin, Wiin Not Avail.
4 Ina: Yes/No Questions Animate vs Inanimate Feelings + Ina? Feelings: Niin, Giin, Wiin
5 Intro to VAIs (s/he is verbs)

Ishkode-odaabaan (review)

Going Places 1

Going Places 2

WI Ishkoniganan Going Places
6 "Giishpin Minwendameg"

A-Word Questions

Intro Questions for Giin

Intro Questions for Wiin

Not Available Ina? Questions
7 Verb Types Complete + Incomplete Forms: VAIs Review Not Available
8

"Asigibii'iganan Nagamon"

Dependent Numbers 

Telling Time Numbers + Time Numbers+ Time+ Activities
9

"It is Verbs"/VII Intro

"It is Verbs"/ VII Negative Forms

"Mooka'ang Giizis"

Temperature

"Ezhi-giizhigak"

Temps and Time

S/he and Time part 1

S/he and Time part 2

 

10

Numbers 20+

"Awegonen ge-biizikaman?"

Weather

Weather in the Future

Weather in the Past

Temps and Time 2 Weather and Days

 

11

Consonant Changes:Wii-+Gii-

S/he and time

Ezhi-giizhigak: S/he and Time

S/he and time another look

Giving the Forecast

Other times of day

@ and Weather prt 1 @ and Weather prt 2

 

12

Presentation Prep part 1

Presentation Prep part 2

Choosing a Topic Presentation Prep Presentation Prep 2
13 N/A N/A "The 4th Thing:" VIIs + Wiin N/A
14

Nookomis Inzaagi’aa Nagamon

Gidedenaan Nagamon

Nookomis Inzaagi’aa VTA Intro

Indinawemaaganag Indinawemaaganag
15

Relatives + Activities

Presentation 2 Prep

N/A Presentation Prep
16

Our Last Class: Review

 

If you are having trouble viewing the class recording files (from You-Tube and Zoom), try downloading them. They often work better that way :-)

The instructional videos were created with H5P (www.h5p.com) so, although they are downloadable, they will not be playable without an internet connection.

We will begin refilling this archive in during our Spring Semester 2022 (the next time we will be offering Beginning Ojibwe II). Until then, please join us for are live or archived Beginning Ojibwe I classes.

 

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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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