September 23, 2010

Learning Choctaw via teleconferencing

Arkoma Schools Use Long-Distance Language Learning

By Jared BroylesOklahoma students are getting a foreign language credit while helping to preserve a native tongue and it's being done using technology. "It's important to be versatile in your language," Deven, a student told 5NEWS.

High school students in Arkoma, Oklahoma are learning the Choctaw language. But they're doing it via the world wide web.
And:Last year Arkoma offered both Spanish and Choctaw via teleconference, but this year the interest in the Native American was so high they arranged two classes for nearly 30 students. Coach Johnson says the kids are interested in learning a language that reflects their heritage whether they are Native American or simply an Oklahoman.

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