Anishinaabemowin – Immersion

Anishinaabemowin – Immersion

This part-time program is offered in both Fort Frances and Kenora

Program Overview

One of the few Native language immersion certificates offered in North America, this program of study is for those wanting to grasp the nuances and grammatical structures of the Ojibwe language as you become fluent in speaking, writing and understanding.
This unique Ontario College Certificate program is the only one of its kind found in Ontario Community Colleges. Students will have the opportunity to become immersed in the Ojibwe language 95% of the course time. Utilizing an immersion-based approach to learning language, this program is designed to enable students to develop a level of conversational fluency in which to effectively communicate in Ojibwe. Implementation of originally designed curriculum and utilization of effective teaching modes will provide students with a learning environment that is not only conducive to language learning but also provides a connection to First Nation traditions, culture and values.

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status.

Program Brochure 2015
Program Flyer 2015
Application Package

Career Opportunities
Graduates will possess a level of competency with the Ojibwe language and culture that will increase their marketability in linguistic, educational, social service and the criminal justice fields in relation to dealing with Aboriginal communities and clients.

Graduates of the Anishinaabemowin language program may use their knowledge as a stepping stone for further education.

Program of Study

Semester One
NLG100 Odibaajimotaadwin I (Storytelling I)
NLG102 Zhibiigewin I (Writing I)
NLG104 Namewin I (Cultural Identity I)
NLG106 Nigamowin I (Singing I)

Semester Two
NLG110 Odibaajimotaadwin II (Storytelling II)
NLG112 Zhibiigewin II (Writing II)
NLG114 Namewin II (Cultural Identity II)
NLG116 Nigamowin II (Singing II)