Indigenous Language Fluency

NIC’s Indigenous Language Fluency courses draw on local Indigenous knowledge systems, ways of knowing and protocols and offers students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the integral link between language, culture and wellness through immersion-based learning.

Note: some NIC language courses are taught in different dialects. See the section details in the timetable for details.

Register in Indigenous Language Fluency Courses

Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can take courses through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program:

Career Opportunities

There is an increasing demand for teachers of Indigenous languages. There is increasing support, both provincially and federally, for Indigenous language revitalization. Demand for positions and expertise in the field of language revitalization is expected to continue to grow. 

Career opportunities may include:

  • infant development
  • early childhood education
  • K-12 education
  • tourism and hospitality
  • lands and resources management
  • health and wellness sectors
  • government
  • community support workers

Meet the faculty

Sara Child

Sara Child

Facilitator, Faculty, Researcher

Adult Basic Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Indigenous Education

Masters of Education Indigenous Language Revitalization (University of Victoria, 2017)

Bachelor of Education (Simon Fraser University,1991)

Subjects: Early Childhood Education, English, Human Service Worker, Indigenous Language Fluency, Kwak'wala Language