A Trilingual Webinar
A feast in the Florentine Codex. Ms. Medicea Palatino 219, 1577, Book 9, f. 27v. detail. Courtesy of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence.
This webinar features new research on Mesoamerica by 3 teachers and 4 advanced students of the Nahuatl language. Nahuatl is the language spoken by the Mexica or Aztecs, and it is still spoken today by about a million people in Mexico. Presentations will be in Nahuatl, Spanish and English or a combination of the 3 languages.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Since 2015 the UCLA Latin American Institute (LAI) has collaborated with the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ) in Mexico to teach Nahuatl at UCLA. Native speakers of Nahuatl teach a variant of the language spoken today in the Huasteca region of Veracruz. UCLA offers three years of language instruction to undergraduate and graduate students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels--nine courses in all. The LAI shares costs with the Latin American Centers at Stanford University and the University of Utah in an alliance to promote the study of Nahuatl in the western United States. Our centers hold annual conferences, organize pedagogical workshops for teachers, and provide funding for special projects related to the learning of Nahuatl language and culture.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Download File: Nahuatl-Program-3-2t-oex.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA International Institute, Center for Mexican Studies, Department of History, Spanish and Portuguese, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, Stanford Latin American Center; University of Utah Latin American Center; IDIEZ; Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles: Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores