The University of Oklahoma is honored to serve as a place where Indigenous languages are preserved and revitalized. Our language instructors are Native speakers who have training in linguistics. The language courses combine lessons in the grammar of the language with vocabulary lessons and supplementary material and activities designed to situate language learning in cultural and historical context. Considerable class time is spent on conversation, but students also learn to read and write in the language.
Sam Noble Museum - Native American Languages Collection
The Native American Languages Collection at the Sam Noble Museum has professional audio and video recording equipment that is freely available to NAS students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and community members for any projects that involve language and culture documentation.
Internship and Practicum Program
NAS students at the undergraduate and graduate levels are able to participate in a planned work experience related to personal career and academic goals. The internship and practicum help students learn about a possible career, apply knowledge gained in the classroom, develop skills, and better understand how individuals relate to the workplace. Service to Native peoples in their communities and nations is a primary focus of the NAS internship and practicum experiences.