First Nations Language Proficiency

Link to Academic Calendar,
CLICK HERE: Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency
CLICK HERE: Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency

Graduate Programs: See below.  LFNLGC  and  LFNLMA

For FNLP/FNEP or CFNLP and DFNLP admission application deadline, see below.

In collaboration with the Department of Linguistics:

Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency

Suitable for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular First Nations language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language for cultural reasons or professional objectives. The certificate can be completed on a full or part time basis. Advanced placement through course challenge to a maximum of nine units is possible for fluent speakers. Credit may be applied to a specific language and is achieved by examination from an instructor in that language with the approval of the department. All courses are taught by fluent speakers of the language and/or are team taught by a linguist and a fluent speaker or elder.

Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency (DFNLP)

This program is for students who wish to acquire high intermediate to advanced oral proficiency in a particular First Nations language, to revitalize their languages in their communities by contributing to restore intergenerational transmission through institutional and family-oriented use of the language, to teach this language in schools or to adult learners, and to develop resources for First Nations Language learners at all levels. The diploma can be completed on a full or part-time basis.

The Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency consists of 30 upper division units to achieve at least an intermediate oral proficiency and minimum 2.0 GPA.

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Courses offered in cooperation with local First Nations communities and language authorities. Courses in other locations and/or in other languages can be offered at the request of the communities/organization. 

Contact Advisor at: fnlp@sfu.ca.

Units applied to one certificate or a diploma may be applied also to major or minor programs of a bachelor’s degree under the normal regulations governing those programs but may not be applied to another Simon Fraser University certificate or diploma.

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 calculated on all courses applied to the certificate that are completed at Simon Fraser University. Duplicate courses are counted only once.

NEW - Beginning Summer 2017

Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language (LINGGCFNL)

New program offered by the Department of Linguistics at SFU. 
The Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language offers training to students for careers as language researchers, educators, and material developers. Students gain expertise in communicative skills, language documentation and analysis of a particular First Nations language. The cohort programs will be offered on site in the First Nations language community, or through a combination of on-campus and community-based course modules.

 

NEW - Beginning Summer 2018

Graduate Degree in Linguistics of a First Nations Language (LFNL MA)

New program offered by the Department of Linguistics at SFU. 

This is a cohort program that is offered when resources allow. Students receive training for careers as language researchers, educators, and material developers, gaining expertise in communicative skills, language documentation and analysis of a particular First Nations language. Emphasis is placed on the language in its socio-cultural and educational setting. The learning model integrates Indigenous Ways of Knowing with linguistic analysis and documentation, featuring mentorship and participation in projects in addition to formal lectures and paper writing. Courses are taught by teams of Elders and knowledge holders, and academic experts on the language.

The program is offered through a combination of SFU campus and First Nations community-based course modules.

 

Referred to SFU Academic Calendar for details of the above graduate programs.

 

2019-20 First Nations Language Cohorts Intake

Summer 2019 FNLP Application Deadline:  March 15, 2019 (Extended to April 19, 2019)
Official transcripts pertaining to your application must be received by FNLP by April 23, 2019.

Fall 2019 FNLP Application: Accepted between January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
 
(Official Transcripts required for your application must be received by May 24, 2019.)

SFU Application Process via FNLP (FNEP) Admissions Website:  www.sfu.ca/fnlp

 

 

This page last updated: 06MAY2019.