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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.
MnTC Goals

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.
Corequisite(s): None
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

Major Content
  1. Sound-letter correspondences in Hmong
  2. Tonal notation in Hmong
  3. Phonological inventory of Hmong
  4. Tonal inventory of Hmong
  5. History of written Hmong
  6. Reading practice in Hmong
    1.   Childrens Books
    2. Letters
    3. Documents
    4. Translations of formal documents
  7. Compound words in Hmong
  8. Differences in writing conventions between Green and White Hmong
  9. Writing practice in Hmong

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. decode words written in Hmong.
    1. sound out words in Hmong.
    2. identify sound-letter correspondences in Hmong.
    3. use tone consonants at the end of words.
  2. group written Hmong words phrasally when reading.
  3. identify differences between Green and White Hmong writing conventions.
  4. explain the history of the Hmong writing system.

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