Kaqchikel


Kaqchikel will stretch your understanding of the diversity of human language. The Mayan languages, including Kaqchikel, have several unique features which most speakers of European languages have never encountered. It is spoken today by more than 500,000 speakers in dozens of municipalities throughout central Guatemala, mostly in the departments of Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Sololá, Escuintla, and Suchitepéquez. Kaqchikel is the Mayan language most commonly encountered by travelers to Guatemala, since it is the language spoken in the most popular tourist destinations, such as Antigua and Panajachel.

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
KQKL 110 Elementary Kaqchikel Maya I
An orientation to Kaqchikel Maya language and culture for beginning students. Includes elements of grammar, conversation, and composition. Kaqchikel is the first language of approximately 500,000 people of highland Guatemala and one of roughly 30 Mayan languages. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tummons, Emily
Tu 04:00-06:30 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 78842
KQKL 114 Elementary Kaqchikel Maya II
Continuation of KQKL 110. Prerequisite: Completion of KQKL 110 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

KQKL 230 Intermediate Kaqchikel Maya I
Continuation of KQKL 114. Prerequisite: Completion of KQKL 114 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

KQKL 234 Intermediate Kaqchikel Maya II
Continuation of KQKL 230. Prerequisite: Completion of KQKL 230 or equivalent LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.


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