nuučaan̓uł Language 50-Hour Mentor-Apprentice Application 2019
Hesquiaht Language Program
Email address *
Your FULL NAME & the FULL NAME of your proposed Mentor (Eligible Mentors are nuučaan̓uł fluent speakers; fluent speakers are those who were born into and raised in the language for their first years of life). *
I understand that applications submitted after 11:59pm on September 30, 2019 cannot be included in the applications review process. Applications received by the deadline will be confidentially reviewed by a panel of fluent Elders and a Mentor-Apprentice graduate. *
Home address & phone number of proposed Mentor: *
Home address & phone number of Applicant/proposed Apprentice: *
I understand that the nuučaan̓uł Mentor-Apprentice 1-month program will involve 50 hours of one-on-one language immersion with my proposed Mentor in October/November 2019 to help me improve my language fluency. I understand that if we are accepted, we will be provided with language immersion techniques training with a coach. I understand that both Mentor and Apprentice will be paid an hourly rate from Hesquiaht Language Program in order to make this 50 hours together possible. *
As the Apprentice, I understand that I will be trained to be responsible for driving the learning in this program. I accept responsibility for keeping in contact with the language coach to get advice/ideas and to provide progress updates. *
Are you a registered member of a Nuu-chah-nulth language speaking nation? (Including nations that have signed treaty) *
Under which nation/tribe are you a registered member? *
Are you able to spend between 12-15 hours per week in one-on-one language immersion sessions with your Mentor in October/November 2019? *
If yes, please explain how you and your Mentor can make this number of hours together possible. Identify the time of day and which 3-7 days of the week you can meet with your Mentor (i.e. Monday & Thursday after work for 3 hours, Saturday & Sunday for 3 hours in the mornings). *
If no or maybe, please explain factors that might make the 12-15 hours per week target unobtainable.
Will you be able to travel with your Mentor for a 1-day Mentor-Apprentice training in Port Alberni? It is likely the training will happen on Friday, October 4, 2019. *
If you might be prevented from attending the 1-day training, please explain. Please list dates of events that would be a date conflict for the training.
In which year were you (the Apprentice) born? *
Based on your own best estimation, please tell us your current nuučaan̓uł language fluency. (low, mid or high beginner/low, mid or high intermediate i.e. “mid beginner”). *
1) Regardless of your nuučaan̓uł speech level, do you currently use our language at home/at work/anywhere else? 2) Identify specific people or places with whom you would like to become able to speak in our language. *
Your application will be confidentially reviewed by a panel of fluent Elders and a Mentor-Apprentice program graduate. Please give a longer explanation to the following: 1) why you want to learn your language 2) where/with whom you hope to be able to pass our language on in the future. These two answers will be closely examined by the Elders in the applications review process. *
Applicants will be notified by phone or email of their acceptance into the program. We estimate the process will be completed by 4 PM on October 1, 2019. An announcement will then be made public. *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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