K’iche’ is a Mayan language spoken by about one million people in the central highlands of Guatemala. The K’iche’ language has played a central role in the Mayan cultural revitalization movement and has a long literary tradition including such works as the Popol Wuuj (Popol Vuh) and Rabinal Achi. The Maya cultural revitalization movement and the subsequent rise in bilingual education in Guatemala have resulted in a number of interesting changes in both language structure and use, and have had important social and political implications for the cultures that speak the K’iche’ language.
The structure for K'iche´ lessons similar to the Spanish courses.
We have two Programs, depending on how much you might want to study you can buy 15 or 20 hours per week, with a 15 minutes break
During your 3 or 4 hours of lessons per day the courses are your privated teacher is focused on grammar, conversation, vocabulary, phonology, syntax, morphology and practice. These programs and the materials were designed for both classroom instruction and individual learners
Every class is organised as the following:
After a brief introduction describing the unit objectives, each unit starts with a text in K’iche’ (TZIJONIK), which can be a story, a conversation or a song. Listen carefully and read it aloud several times until you feel comfortable with your pronunciation. Remember, your goal should not be to achieve perfect articulation but communicational success!
Following the TZIJONIK section, you will find a detailed discussion of the grammar needed to understand the text (KEMCHI’). Each unit focuses on one particular aspect of K’iche’ grammar so sometimes it may not include everything you need to know to understand the TZIJONIK text. But do not worry! Any loose ends will be systematically introduced in successive units.
Finally, the exercises (CHAK KECH TIJOXELAB’) will allow you to practice and assimilate your newly acquired skills.
Price of Lessons $5.00 per hour.