Course Watch: Tribal College Offers Gaelic, Russian Classes

Haskell Indian Nations University (Kan.) became the first tribal college to offer its students foreign language courses this academic year, according to the university. Through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program two instructors from Ireland and Russia, Una Meabh Herron and Dmitry Golubev, respectively, joined the Haskell faculty to teach introductory language courses.

Herron also taught a course on Gaelic football. Students in this class then played a game against the Kansas City Gaelic Football league at Haskell stadium.

Haskell is the only tribal college participating in the Fulbright Foreign Language Program. The university will host two more Fulbright teachers from Ireland and Indonesia.



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