First Nations Language Program

The First Nations Languages Program (FNLP) works with First Nations speech communities and organizations to enable Indigenous language learning off-campus in First Nations communities. 

About FNLP

Since 1993 and in partnership with First Nations organizations, we have offered courses in some 18 languages in British Columbia and Yukon. FNLP resides in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU.

At the undergraduate level, FNLP offers a certificate program and a diploma program in First Nations Language Proficiency. 

In collaboration with the Department of Linguistics, we also offer First Nations languages programs at the graduate level

Admission to FNLP

Students from a First Nations partner community interested in joining the First Nations Languages Program (FNLP) must first apply for admission to SFU through our Admission1 process. 

1 FNEP Basis of Admission (FNEP - First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming)

Readmission criteria

If you meet any one of the following criteria, you must apply for readmission to SFU: 

  • Completed a SFU Program 
  • Have a SFU credential 
  • Have been away from SFU from more than three consecutive academic terms and attended post-secondary institutions for academic study

See also FNEP Student Reactivation Application.


The First Nations Language Program has a specific application process. Learn more below.

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Program details

Learn more about the details of the First Nations Language Program.

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Get in touch

Got questions about FNLP? Please contact the program advisor, Lorraine Yam.

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