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Georgian College, Ontario-Canada

Maajii-Anishnaabemdaa (Start Speaking the Language)

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Program Details

1 Year - Post Secondary Certificate Program

Course Duration:

1 Year

Application Fee:

100 CAD

Tuition Fee:

18072.16 CAD/Year


Fall 2023: Barrie

Program Description

The Maajii-Anishnaabemdaa certificate begins your foundational journey to speaking and understanding Anishnaabemowin, connecting you to Anishnaabe ways of being, traditional values, and history. Using an immersive approach and exploring themes such as home and community, you develop speaking, reading, and listening skills in Anishnaabemowin. You also learn how to write the language by studying writing systems and practicing Anishnaabemowin grammar structures. To build fluency and confidence in Anishnaabemowin, you practice vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills with classmates, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers, and through the use of immersive virtual reality (VR) technology. The program further embeds experiential learning opportunities to practice Anishnaabemowin within the community and through land-based activities, emphasizing the vital connection between language and culture.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status with Grade 12 English (C or U) Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.


Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.