Fanshawe College

Oneida - Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching - ONI1

Advanced Diploma

The program’s unique structure supports the building of language skills and enables the immersive and cultural integration qualities of the curriculum. Students come to the program with pre-existing Onyota’a:ka language skills and will enhance their vocabulary as they progress through the program modules. Students will learn good teaching practices such as classroom management, lesson planning and education theory, which will provide a pathway to further studies in teaching. The program is intensive by its very nature and requires a strong commitment from students to attend to each lesson and take advantage of practice opportunities.Program OriginsFanshawe College is proud to partner with the Oneida community in southwestern Ontario to launch this language revitalization program. It is important to note that an earlier version of this program, the Twatati Program, was designed by and delivered in the Oneida community. While this new partnership with Fanshawe represents an expansion of the original program, Fanshawe would like to honour the wishes and needs of the community by focusing on the creation of new language speakers for the community. The launch of this partnership program comes at a very dire time, a time when precious few fluent speakers remain. This program aims to reverse decline of Oneida language. It is for these reasons that Fanshawe, in partnership with the Oneida community, strongly encourages applications from students from the Oneida community, for the essential “call” of the program is simply this: Come learn your language before it is gone.

Program Duration:
75 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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