Bursaries for summer 2016

Summer 2016 Open Studies CourseIndigenous language revitalization bursary opportunities are available for individuals interesting in Indigenous languages revitalization. Applications for the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) 2016 summer school bursaries are now on the CILLDI website available for download. Interested students can email us to ask questions and get more information about our summer programming in Indigenous languages, immersion teaching methods, curriculum development and assessment and community language documentation and development through the Community Linguist Certificate. We are also offering an online course or PD session on Indigenous Languages Leadership in Spring 2016. For more information on that email lpelly@shaw.ca or cilles@ualberta.ca

The bursary application can be found here.

Alberta Education Language Bursary Program for Teaching FNMI Languages

The Language Teacher Bursary Program was created by an endowment to the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund as part of the Government of Alberta's Economic Development Strategy.  It was established so FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) teachers or instructors may improve their language fluency, pedagogical skills and knowledge through an educational immersion experience, and to help Alberta jurisdictions enhance their current language teaching capacity.

The program will assist Alberta teachers, Elders or instructors who currently provide instruction of an FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) language and intend to take a summer post-secondary program.  Students will benefit from the enhanced teaching and language skills of their teachers or instructors, encouraging them to take up the challenge of learning an FNMI language and culture and to assist with the FNMI language revitalization and/or renewal.

Post-secondary students in a recognized teacher preparation program in Alberta should contact Alberta Scholarship Programs about the Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship. Up to two bursaries of $2,500 for study in Canada will be awarded.