January 19, 2013

A New Way To Nurture the Inuit Language: Train the Instructors

From http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674a_new_way_to_spread_the_inuit_language_train_the_instructors

A new way to nurture the Inuit language: train the instructors
Pirurvik’s instructor trainees to head home with new skills
January 17, 2013

Pirurvik, Iqaluit’s Inuktitut language training centre, has a new goal: to train instructors from Nunavut communities to teach Inuktitut in different ways and in their own dialects when they return home.

The program, just introduced this year, is currently offered in Iqaluit but is intended to make language training available across the territory on a regular basis.

This includes communities such as Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Pond Inlet.

“What we need to do is bring everybody up to speed so that all the dialects have an equal basis to start from,” said Gavin Nesbitt, the operations director of Pirurvik.

Read the full article at http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674a_new_way_to_spread_the_inuit_language_train_the_instructors

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