Our Dene Language Programs focus on developing the student’s level of fluency and comprehension in Dene.
University nuhelt'ine tahiyots;i nistameyimakanak Blue Quills offers three programs in Cree Language. Whether you are looking for a 1-yr
, or a 3-yr Bachelor of Arts in Dene Language
, all our courses focus on developing the student’s level of fluency and literacy, while grounding students in ancestral knowledge and skills, as well as in the Dene grammar and second language acquisition methods. Graduates from these programs will be prepared to work in classrooms and support language revitalization initiatives in their territories.
The first year will have a heavy immersion focus, a process oriented class balancing individual and group activities. Fluent speakers will assist students in understanding the morphological nature of the Dene language.
Second and third year students will continue to focus on:
- Improving students level of fluency
- Study of Dene grammar and morphology
- Reading and writing in SRO and syllabics
- Oral traditions of storytelling and public oration will also be utilized to build on students’ fluency