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This course meets the Chief Manuelito Scholarship Navajo Language requirement.This course fulfills the requirement for Navajo Language for students anticipating applying for the Chief Manuelito scholarship. Topics covered are: Navajo vowels, Navajo consonants, Family, Parts of the Human Body, Numbers 1 to 10, 10's, 100's, 1000's, Colors, Textures, Shapes & Sizes, Time, Days of the Week, Seasons, Months, Clothing, Food, Money, Directions, Places, Nature, Plants, and Animals. In this course, students will study the Navajo language, an Athabaskan language still widely used among the people of the Navajo Nation in the southwestern United States. Navajo is a tonal language, like Mandarin, and students will practice using rising and falling vowel sounds to communicate meaning. Learners will be exposed to Navajo vowel and consonant sounds, familial relationships, parts of the body, numbers, colors, textures, shapes, sizes, time, days of the week, seasons, months, clothing, food, money, directions, places, nature, plants and animals.
This course may be used toward the Electives graduation requirement for diploma-seeking students.