Indigenous language classes for adults

Native Montreal is proud to contribute to the revitalization of Indigenous languages by offering free languages courses to its members. These introductory courses are designed to provide opportunities for Indigenous people to learn their languages and will help Indigenous people that have limited knowledge of their languages to improve them. We also want to provide an opportunity for non Indigenous people to discover one of the indigenous languages spoken in Quebec.

Next semester starts on: Week of September 9th 2019  

How to register:

Registration are now closed for Fall 2019

Next registration will be at the beginning of December 2019 for Winter 2020
 

Registration process:
You will need to create a Logizone account to access the final part of the registration. All personal information is treated confidentially and can only be accessed by employees responsible of Native Montreal programs.

Only one application is accepted per semester, so please choose carefully which course you are interested in the most.

Priority:
Since our classes have a limited number of places, we have established a priority list that reflects the needs of our community:

1- Indigenous member (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) 

2- Non-Indigenous member who is linked to an indigenous person (foster care, parent, children, partner...) 

3- Non-Indigenous member who works with the community (social worker, nurse...)

4- Non-Indigenous member.

Please note that the date of registration will also be added to the priority listed above. 


Language classes offered in English at the moment:

  • James Bay Cree level 1 / Sunday 3:00 pm
  • Inuktitut level 1 / Sunday 3:00 pm
  • Kanien'kéha level 1 / Saturday 1:00 pm
  • Kanien'kéha level 2 / Saturday 3:00 pm
  • Mi'kmaq level 1 / Tuesday 6:30

Please visit the children's language classes page to register your children for the following classes:

  • Mohawk level 1 (children) NEW! / To be determined, Saturday PM
  • James Bay Cree level 1 (children) NEW! / Sunday 1:00 pm
  • Inuktitut for toddlers (toddlers) NEW! / Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Inuktitut for children / Sunday 1:00 pm

We will prioritize the children of parents who are taking a language class this semester.

For the language classes offered in french, please click on FRANCAIS on the top right corner and visit the Langues autochtones page.

The course format:

  • For ages 13 + 
  • 11 classes of 2 hours per class
  • From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on week nights or between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday, once per week
  • Location: 3183 rue St-Jacques, 3rd floor, Montréal, QC H4G 1C7
  • Free classes financed by Heritage Canada
  • Material will be provided by Native Montreal
  • Small groups of 10 to 18 adults per class

For more information, contact:

Carole Bérubé-Therrien
Indigenous language program coordinator
514-331-6587 ext. 205
cbtherrien@nativemontreal.com

 


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This project was made possible through the Government of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Program’s Aboriginal Language Initiative.