Level 1 Textbook & Audio CD – Now Available for Preorder!

coverwebIntroducing the first publication of the Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye (Dakota Language Society)…

Dakhóta Iá Wóhdaka Po! – Speak Dakota! is a Dakota language textbook designed for elementary school use and self-study. Developed by Dakota language teachers and linguists, the textbook is  the first fully illustrated Dakota language textbook that is linguistically and pedagogically consistent. It features: a detailed teacher’s guide which incorporates all major vocabulary variants, numerous lesson activities and games, and contextualization of vocabulary though images and illustrations.     $39.95 + shipping




The Speak Dakota textbook series is designed to effectively create a basis for language proficiency using proven language-teaching methods.

Textbook includes:

  • 24 Lesson Units
  • Linguistic and pedagogic consistency
  • Incorporation of all major local vocabulary variants
  • Content-approval  by fluent Dakota language speakers from various communities
  • Detailed teacher’s guide
  • Numerous lesson activities and games
  • Full contextualization of vocabulary through images
  • Flexibility of use, including self-study

Dakhóta iá Wóhdaka Po! – Speak Dakota! Level 1 Audio CD is the audio component of the the Level 1 textbook. Designed as a companion product to the textbook, it provides an important aural dimension to the textbook, especially in areas of word pronunciation and phrase inflection. Narrated by first language speakers & trained Dakota educators, the CD provides exceptionally clear and appropriately-paced narration both from male and female speakers and among different age speakers. The Audio CD covers vocabulary and dialogue in all Units from 1 to 24. Particularly useful for students as well as teachers, the CD assists in forming good language speaking habits and helps reinforce Dakota orthography.   $14.95 plus shipping