Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Former UAF Professor Partners with Rosetta Stone

Former UAF Professor Edna MacLean joined forces with Rosetta Stone to create a program that teaches the North Slope Inupiaq dialect of the Inuit language. With only 1,500 people fluent speakers of Inupiaq left, the once predominant language of Northern Alaska could become extinct in as little as one or two generations. This program, a part of Rosetta Stone's endangered language program, will be distributed by NANA Corporation and the North Slope Borough to schools, shareholders, and families in the region as a way to ensure the next generation of children do not lose the language and a vital component of their culture.

To learn more, read the article Alaska natives team with Rosetta Stone in the Seattle Times.

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