Oxlajuj Aj Summer 2002

Ten students and nine Kaqchikel teachers participated this past summer.


Group trip to Joya de Cerén, El Salvador

                                                                                                                                                                                photos by Walter E. Little

The course begins in beautiful colonial Antigua Guatemala. The market in Antigua offers myriad of products and opportunities to practice Kaqchikel.

photo by Walter E. Little

While in Antigua, classes were held in the newly renovated Colegio Santo Tomas de Aquino.  Universidad San Carlos generously donated the classroom space.

Classroom dynamic is highly interactional.  Here student learn that the muxux is the center of the universe.


Birthdays provide context for learning chawäch (in front of you) and chawij (in back of you); they are also a good excuse to eat cake.

photo by Walter E. Little

Music in various sizes, shapes, and languages uplifts downtimes.


A visit to Nim Po't in Antigua

After two weeks in Antigua, the course moved to Tecpán Iximche'.