Course Description

Course Name

Mapuche Games

Session: VVPS1224

Hours & Credits


Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.


I. Description
a. Theoretic course- practice of indigenous Chilean games.
b. Results of the investigation of Ethno-historic and Ethnographic effects found by the professor of the course.

II. Thematic Units
a. Palin or Chueca: Game similar to hockey played on grass.
b. Linao: Game similar to rugby
c. Pillmatum: series of ball games played with your hands.

III. Objectives
a. To experience the Mapuche culture through its games.
b. To become familiar with and practice Chilean aboriginal games.

IV. Evaluation
a. 80% attendance
b. Participation in workshops
c. Participation in games

V. Bibliography
Juegos Aborígenes de Chile. Contribución a una Alternativa didáctica en la Educación Física Latinoamericana. Carlos López Von Vriessen en Revista Perspectiva Educacional. Instituto de Educación Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. N°26 de Marzo 1996.

*Course content subject to change