Dakota Language House
Confidence, community, and lifelong friendships
Opening Fall 2021
This Living Learning Community provides Dakota language students the unique opportunity to speak Dakota daily alongside the students living in their apartment. Dramatically improve your Dakota, enjoy living with other students who care about Dakota language and culture, and live in a great apartment located close to campus in Dinkytown.
The Dakota Language House is a Living Learning Community where Dakota language students can live together in a safe and fun environment and develop their knowledge of Dakota language and culture.
The Dakota Language House is open not only to heritage Dakota students but to any student who wants to learn the Dakota language. The housing will have students of varying levels of proficiency in Dakota. The ultimate goal of this Living Learning Community is to help students attain a higher level of fluency in the Dakota language by providing students an opportunity to use the language in everyday life.
Students will increase their knowledge of everyday vocabulary and usage and overall fluency in the Dakota language, gain confidence in speaking Dakota, and a sense of community among the Dakota language students garnering lifelong friendships and connections.
The Dakota Language Program sponsors this experience and will recruit and select students for this LLC. If you are interested in this experience or would like more information, please contact the LLC sponsor.