New Website Designed to Help Teach Alaska Native Language

Published: Oct. 19, 2017 at 8:26 PM AKDT
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Over the summer, a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks had created a website designed to help Alaska Natives learn the Inupiat language.

UAF student Chelsey Zibell created the website called "Inupiat Language" for students at the university, and the public, to learn the basics of the native language.

Zibell had been working on this website as part of a summer graduate fellowship program through UAF's e-Learning and Distance Education program.

Inupiat is an Alaskan language in the northern and northwestern regions of the state.

The website includes visual interactive games, activities, video, and quizzes.

Zibell told us a little about the site and what it contains.

Chelsey Zibell; Adjunct Faculty and Student - UAF>>"I thought that a website would be more readily accessible to most, most modern students especially those who are not located in Fairbanks and something that can be updated very quickly and easily. The modules are based mainly on the lessons that are in the current Inupiaq grammar book. And you can go through those lessons linearly or you can pick and choose what lessons you wanna, want to go through."