Dec 01, 2021
TRIN 1073 - Reading and Writing in Hmong Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course refines reading and writing skills in Hmong for students who have advanced oral proficiency in the language. Coursework includes reading and writing in Hmong in a variety of settings and discussion of dialectical variation. This course is intended for students who have some basic knowledge of reading and writing in Hmong.
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher, or instructor consent.
Recommendation: Language proficiency level equivalent to the American College Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) advanced-high or higher rating in both English and Hmong. Native Hmong speaker or advanced oral proficiency, and basic reading and writing skills in the language
- Sound-letter correspondences in Hmong
- Tonal notation in Hmong
- Phonological inventory of Hmong
- Tonal inventory of Hmong
- History of written Hmong
- Reading practice in Hmong
- Childrens Books
- Translations of formal documents
- Compound words in Hmong
- Differences in writing conventions between Green and White Hmong
- Writing practice in Hmong
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- decode words written in Hmong.
- sound out words in Hmong.
- identify sound-letter correspondences in Hmong.
- use tone consonants at the end of words.
- group written Hmong words phrasally when reading.
- identify differences between Green and White Hmong writing conventions.
- explain the history of the Hmong writing system.
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