Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Languages

Chilcotin Language & Culture
Shuswap Language and Culture
Conversational Spanish Beginner


Chilcotin Language and Culture • XFNL 0100

This course will introduce you to Chilcotin language and culture.  Learn basic words and phrases including body parts, numbers up to 20, days of the week, months, utensils, basic greetings, and much more.  The traditional game of Lahal will be experienced and traditional cultural crafts will be discussed.  This is an ideal course to develop cultural awareness and is ideal for individuals, public sector, businesses, banks, schools, etc.

Fee: $239

Dates: Oct. 10– Oct. 29, 2018
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–9 pm

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Shuswap Language & Culture • XFNL 0110

Learn about the Northern Shuswap!  TRU is located on Northern Shuswap territory of the Williams Lake Indian Band.  This course will introduce you to Shuswap language and culture through various guest speakers.  Learn basic Secwepemctsin (Shuswap language) including days of the week, months, colours, drum making, Shuswap history, traditions, and much more.  This is an ideal course to develop cultural awareness and is ideal for individuals, public sector, businesses, banks, schools, etc.

Fee: $239

Dates:Sept. 18–Oct. 4, 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6–9 pm

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Conversational Spanish Beginner XSPA 0300

This colourful culture will come alive once you discover its language, music and traditions with our instructor from the Hispanic world. By learning simple structures and vocabulary, you will be able to function and make contact with the natives in Spain and Latin American countries. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Fee: $191 (+ textbook available through the TRU bookstore)

Dates: 
Sept 25 - Nov 27, 2018
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 pm

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