Paglagivhi! The main focus of this class is Iñupiaq Language. I am not fluent but am learning along with the students. I have a passion for learning and teaching the language. The primary resource used in this class is the VIVA (Visual Inupiaq Verbal Acquisition) Program developed by the NSBSD. It is modeled after the Accelerated Second language Acquisition method developed by Dr. Greymorning. The students work on the computers and practice the vocabulary. This year I am focusing on basic conversation and hope to speak only Iñupiaq in my classroom. I am also looking forward for Elders coming in and teaching cultural aspects or to speak with the students. Bear with me.