The purpose of this course is to examine the contexts of first and second language learning. The goal is to provide students with information to inform their own second language learning and teaching context so as to enable them to choose the appropriate approach, methodology, and program to meet the needs of their students. Thea learning and teaching context of First Nations' children is the focus. Students will examine effective approaches to teaching a second language and demonstrate these through the development of a multidimensional unit, oral presentations, and class discussions. It will also encourage students to look at how we acquired our own mother tongue and the way we were immersed and taught by our parents and extended families, and how these strategies and techniques can be applied to help revitalize and regenerate our languages.