Among all the Mayan languages, Kaqchikel has the advantage of being one of the best studied. There are many resources available, including various grammars and dictionaries in both English and Spanish, as well as numerous video and audio recordings. The study of Kaqchikel is relatively easy for students, even for those who are studying at the university level without direct access to native speakers in Guatemala
KU's Wuqu' Ajpu' Virtual Summer Language Tables
You're invited to Wuqu' Ajpu' Virtual Summer Language Tables hosted by the University of Kansas! The virtual Kaqchikel tables are a part of a joint initiative between KU and Tulane University so as to provide students with ample opportunities to converse in Kaqchikel in a casual learning environment. Our sincere hope is that while you develop your language skills, along the way you might meet new friends and network with potential colleagues. You are welcome to join us for either date (June 5 or June 12 @ 11:00am-11:50am CST); students will mostly be at the intermediate or advanced levels, but beginners are more than welcome. Virtual language tables will be co-facilitated by a KU instructor and native Kaqchikel speaker/instructor. If you have questions, reach out to Emily Tummons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 5, 2020 @ 11:00-11:50am
Meeting ID: 961 7637 4726
Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 11:00-11:50am
Meeting ID: 961 7637 4726
Kaqchikel Study Abroad Opportunities:
Students pursuing Kaqchikel Maya will spend six weeks in Antigua and will be responsible for finding their own local lodging accommodations and meals. Classes in Antigua will take place at the Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín (PLFM), a language school founded in 1969 whose mission is to teach, investigate, and preserve Mayan languages and culture.
The goal of the institute is to help students develop and advance proficiency in their chosen language and to gain a better understanding of the cultural and political contexts that have affected the historical development and preservation of the language. Students study with both U.S. faculty and native speakers. In addition to language study, students participate in cultural activities, lectures, discussions, and excursions. Undergraduate students may study one of the languages at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Graduate students must be prepared to study at the intermediate or advanced level.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.
These courses meets all requirements for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Applications are due March 1, 2019. Enrollment is limited, so students should apply early.