Mohawk Language

All courses in the Native languages program cover oral communication, reading, and writing; vocabulary, language conventions, and grammar; and use of information technology. Students also become familiar with the writing and sound systems of the language under study, and develop an appreciation of Native language and culture. All courses in the Native languages program provide an opportunity for students to enhance their sense of cultural identity and self-worth.

The Native languages program is not intended to make students fully bilingual; rather, the program offers students the opportunity to develop a functional command of a Native language, which can be expanded through further study or through contact with other speakers of the language.