June 8, 2013

Cal State To Teach Serrano Language

From http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino-county-headlines-index/20130604-san-bernardino-cal-state-to-teach-serrano-language.ece

SAN BERNARDINO: Cal State to teach Serrano language
June 4, 2013

The Native American language of Serrano, which was dying out as fewer and fewer native speakers remained, has been given a lifeline through the work of tribal people and Cal State San Bernardino.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians signed an agreement with Cal State San Bernardino on Friday, May 24, to have the Serrano language taught at the university by San Manuel linguists and a tribal elder through the world languages and literature department.

Under the agreement, San Manuel’s Serrano Language Revitalization Project staff will teach the Serrano language course series — Serrano 101, 102 and 103 — at the university during the 2013-14 academic year, in collaboration with Ernest Siva of the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.

The course will cover the language, history and culture of the Serrano people. Along with Cal State students, tribal citizens will be able to take the course series through the university’s College of Extended Learning and receive college credit.

Read the full article at http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino-county-headlines-index/20130604-san-bernardino-cal-state-to-teach-serrano-language.ece

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