Bozho Jayek, (hello everyone)
We are pleased to announce the Potawatomi self-paced online
Moodle course is live and open to the public.
We would like to invite each and every one of you to come enjoy
our language. There is no cost; you only need the desire to learn
the language and a respect for our way of life.
We received some great feedback from our tester group and want
to say migwetch to those individuals. We will continue to improve
the course as we receive additional feedback. To join the course,
go to http://language.potawatomi.org,
create an account and then enroll in 'Beginner I'.
The course is designed to be done in order. The course will
not allow you to jump ahead without doing the previous lesson. We
have learned that the optimum browsers for doing the course are
Safari and Google Chrome. The other browsers will work but will
not allow you to hear the sound clips in the glossary or in the
games. The games are best viewed on desktop systems and some don't
work on tablets and smart phones. Also the material is best viewed
in the browser if it gives you the option.
Once you enroll in the course, I encourage you to be patient
as we will have to confirm your account. Once you get a confirmation
notice you will be ready to login and start learning. Remember to
have fun with the language. This is our language and don't
be afraid to use it and even make mistakes from time to time. It's
all part of learning. You are honoring your ancestors by learning
to speak and using our language. Potawatomi was a gift from Mamogosnan,
the Creator. It's our job to learn and use this precious gift.
We hope this course will make the language accessible and engaging
for learners. The site will still be at http://language.potawatomi.org.
You can e-mail us regarding any comment and inquiry at email@example.com
This beginning Potawatomi language course is designed to make the
language more accessible. It is our hope that this will allow students
to learn the Potawatomi language in a very structured manner. We
hope students will not only enjoy the class but will share feedback
with us so that we can improve the quality of product that we offer.