2019-2020 Academic year instruction in Classical Nahuatl

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I will again offer live, on-line instruction in Classical Nahuatl, at the beginning and an intermediate-advanced levels, through the University of Utah for the 2019-2020 academic year. The cost is US$600 per semester and students will be able to chose between credit and non-credit options. Each group (beginning and intermediate-advanced) will meet for one two-hour session per week. Classes begin the week of August 19 and end sometime around mid December, for a total of approximately 15 sessions per group. We will use the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which is web-based and free. Class materials will also be provided free of charge. If you are interested in participating in one of the groups, please send me the days and times of the week that would definitely NOT be good for you. Please include your time zone. I will tabulate your preferences and then set the day and time slot that is best for the largest amount of students for each group. I will then notify you of the final day and time slot, and if it works for you, you can go ahead and register and pay for the class, using the links I will provide.

Beginning level students will work with real documents from day 1, transcribing, translating and analyzing the language of texts as well as their content. All major grammatical structures will be discussed. At the intermediate-advanced level, the students themselves will determine the documents that we will collectively work on during the semester; grammar will only be covered as specific problems come up in the readings.

Don’t hesitate to send me your questions.

Un abrazo,



John Sullivan, Ph.D.

Motocaxtihquetl: yehhuatl

Associate Professor

Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity 

Faculty of "Artes Liberales”

University of Warsaw;

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages & Cultures

University of Utah;

Director, Instituto de docencia e investigación etnológica de Zacatecas;

Director, Macehualli Educational Research;

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