Mi’kmaw Language Classes to Resume


Attend in Person

Program Update: We are grateful for the tremendous interest in our Mi’kmaw Language Beginner Classes. The registration period for this series is now closed. The team is working to contact those who have been selected. 

We’re pleased to share that students can soon return to the classroom to continue their Mi’kmaw language learning journey! Classes will take place on Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville (registration required).

Mi’kmaw Language Facilitator Shane Snook is excited to get going and noted that students can expect a fun and relaxed learning environment.

“These reading and writing classes will be relaxed and comfortable.  In my experience, a casual and playful approach works well to keep people interested and engaged, and people must be comfortable so that they’re willing to speak and practice out loud.”

The classes will focus on the Smith-Francis orthography so that learners will be equipped with a powerful tool for self-learning and practicing.  Shane added that he will focus on pronunciation to encourage students to speak and develop muscle memory.

“Pronunciation will help people become more confident in trying to speak out loud to develop that muscle memory.  Reading in the mind doesn’t go very far.  I also hope to share tidbits about words and phrases as they arise to help demonstrate some of the interesting nuances of culture and history.”

Classes will begin on February 1, and run every Thursday up to and including March 21.

For more information, please contact Shane at ssnook@qalipu.ca

Participation Details:
To register to attend classes in person, please complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3XLNQM