An Update on my ILP :)

This week was just as hard as the previous week. However, I was able to speak a phrase and then use it when I was with other people. It was neat to see the expression of the other person when I was speaking another language. I am sooo excited about learning another language and being able to apply it to my life but it is much tougher learning on my own than having a teacher guide me along the way. In a way I wish I had a teacher to help guide me but then again it is good to take responsibility of my learning. This week as we learned about passion based learning I started to think how can I show passion in my ILP? It took me back to the beginning of the ILP and why I chose to learn another language. I chose this topic because I am passionate about being able to create relationships with my students so that they are able to see that I care about them. I am passionate about learning their language so that I can incorporate their passions into our lessons.

Throughout this week I practice learning how to introduce myself and greet others. I was able to learn different phrases in the Lakota language. When people say learning a different language when you become older is a lot tougher they are absolutely correct! In high school I thought learning Spanish was tough… boy was I wrong! Learning the Lakota Language as a senior in college is more challenging. However, I absolutely love the challenge because I will appreciate the time I sacrificed being able to learn my future students language!

When I was assigned to make a vine this week I was nervous about everyone watching me. My vine might be silly but I had fun learning the language and being able to share it with everyone. It is rewarding knowing that I am making progress in learning another language other than my own. I am grateful for this opportunity to be able to choose what I would like to learn about. As this next week gets ready to begin I look forward to the next challenges that I will face when it comes to learning the Lakota Language. This next week I would like remember the phrases I used this week and learn what different objects are called in the other language!

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  1. rebeccabargs · February 8, 2016

    I wish I had the dedication to learn another language. I couldn’t really even do it in high school… and that was two years! With a teacher!


  2. ataft4482 · February 8, 2016

    Oh the vine, I was not at all wanting to video myself, but since I an doing sign language, there was no way around it. This class has certainly expanded my comfort zone. I am glad your coming along well with your language. I think being bilingual as a teacher is so important!


  3. corinneelisecarlton · February 8, 2016

    I think it is an admirable thing that you are doing, taking so much of your personal time to tailor your abilities to better your influence on your students! It’s so awesome to be able to use your talents for your students benefits, and they will always remember you for that. Also, i saw your Vine and it was perfect, I’m not sure what you were so worried about!


    • missboller · February 8, 2016

      Thanks for your kind words! Thanks for watching my vine.


  4. tessgorsuch · February 13, 2016

    It is absolutely inspiring to me that you are taking the time to learn a different language in order to connect with people on a deeper level. Your heart behind it is so beautiful, and I personally love the idea. I know it might be tough, but keep pushing forward because it is only going to help you grow! I think it is super awesome.


    • missboller · February 14, 2016

      Thank you! I appreciate your encouraging words! I like your ILP as well! 🙂


  5. Elisabeth Ellington · February 13, 2016

    Lakota is difficult! One of my colleagues at Red Cloud (where I taught before coming to CSC) was a guy who grew up in PA, moved out here in his 20s, and became fluent in Lakota. I really admired his dedication! Did you know there is a Lakota language class offered at CSC?


    • missboller · February 14, 2016

      I didn’t know that. If I would have known that ahead of time I would have loved to take that class! I have also heard about the man who became fluent in Lakota. I would like to meet him and know some of his secrets to learning the language!


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