Since 2008, Leland Kinter has been teaching the Patwin language to his students at Yocha Dehe Wintun Academy. The classes started with one elementary class a week and have grown to include preschool, kindergarten, middle school and high school classes. In addition to conversational language, Leland uses a mixture of learning through games, intensive grammar and culturally specific topics for lessons. Everyday conversation focuses on making Patwin language relevant.