[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon course at Signum University

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed Apr 6 15:19:32 PDT 2022

Congratulations! And at $150 per sign-up one presumes people will take it seriously enough that this will actually lead to more skilled Klingon speakers.

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> On Apr 6, 2022, at 11:25 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> This is mostly of interest to people who are not on this list, but I wanted to make it known here anyway.
> In May I'll be teaching a course of basic Klingon grammar for Signum University, an online university with an adult continuing education program. It's a four-week course, meeting on Zoom twice a week, one hour per session, that will basically go over all the grammar in the second edition of The Klingon Dictionary, with the occasional foray into later-learned grammar. I've tried to arrange the course in a more friendly-to-learn way than TKD, though with only eight sessions there are still times when I have to cram a whole bunch of suffixes into one session. I won't try to teach a huge amount of vocabulary — I'm not any good at the big piles of words we've gotten over the last few years — but the course will be taught to enable a student armed with a word-list or lookup app to put sentences together grammatically.
> This is not a free course. As part of Signum's SPACE program, it costs $150 for a single token to take a single course, with discounts for buying multiple tokens. (And I'm not expecting to get paid for doing this.) The sessions are not recorded.
> If it does well, there might be a "Klingon 2" course later, wherein I teach all the slang and idioms and colors and proverbs and familial terms and so on, and there might even be a course where we all read the Klingon Hamlet or some other book. (Hamlet would be great for the established connection between Klingon and Shakespeare, but a book with up to date grammar might be better.)
> I listen to the podcasts of Corey Olsen, known as "the Tolkien Professor" and founder of Signum University, and in one podcast, while he was talking about new courses in his university's adult continuing education program, a live listener asked if they'd be offering Klingon. He said they didn't have any plans for it, but it would be a great thing to do. So I wrote to him and offered to teach a course. He was excited and connected me with the director of the program. It was a candidate course in March, and enough people signed up for it to confirm it as a May module. So that's how this came to be.
> The course page: https://blackberry.signumuniversity.org/space/modules/iteration/47/ <https://blackberry.signumuniversity.org/space/modules/iteration/47/>
> The SPACE program: https://signumuniversity.org/space/ <https://signumuniversity.org/space/>
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