QUIL 122: Quileute Language II

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

This intermediate course builds on QUIL 121, the introduction to the language of the Quileute-speaking tribes (the Quileute and Hoh). Students will continue studying the phonetics (pronunciation and writing) of Quileute sounds and basic grammar. Emphasis will be on practical vocabulary, phrases and sentence-building for social interaction and public speaking as well as writing the Quileute language. Content will also feature translation exercises based on traditional Quileute stories in Andrade's 1931 reprint Quileute Texts. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)


  1. Use the Quileute language in daily social and family settings, as emphasized in the lesson content.
  2. Develop and demonstrate more conversational ability with regard to a variety of topics.
  3. Discuss appropriate behavior and speeches for ceremonial settings, meetings and intertribal activities.
  4. Analyze and reflect on the Quileute language in the context of traditional storytelling, history, contemporary tribal culture, and territory (including the Chemakum people).
  5. Apply grammatical understanding of the Quileute language through translation exercises.
  6. Demonstrate ability to read and write the Quileute language