Indigenous Language Proficiency


Undergraduate Programs:
Certificate in Indigenous (formerly First Nations) Language Proficiency (CINLP)
Diploma in Indigenous Language Proficiency (DINLP)
Minor in Indigenous Language Proficency (INLMIN) (NEW! Available starting Spring 2021)

Graduate Programs:

Graduate Certificate in Linguistics of a First Nations Languages  (LFNLGC)

Master of Arts in Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (INLLMA) (Development in progress)

SFU Academic Calendar (click here)

For INLP/FNEP or CINLP and DINLP admission application deadline, see below.

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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: inlp@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.

 

2020-21 Indigenous Language Undergraduate Programs Cohorts Intake

Spring 2021 INLP Application Deadline:  November 30, 2020
Official transcripts pertaining to your application must be received by the INLP office by December 15, 2020.

Summer 2021 INLP Application: Accepted between January 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021

(Official Transcripts required for your application must be received by April 30, 2021.)

SFU Application Process via INLP (FNEP) Admissions Website:  www.sfu.ca/inlp

 

 

 

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.

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

Next GC Offering and Application Period:  TBA

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Graduate Degree in Indigenous Language and Linguistics

The MA in Linguistics of an Indigenous Language is undergoing redevelopment.

A cohort program that is offered when resources allow. Students will 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.

 

 

 

 

This page last updated: 05 Dec 2020.