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Language Nest Program

The goal of the Language Nest Program is to create new language speakers by creating language and cultural immersion environments for preschool age children and their parents to become fluent in their First Nations languages.

In Language Nests, young children are immersed in the language, parents are encouraged to participate, and staff, volunteers, and Elders carry out daily activities in the language with the children.

In addition to providing an immersion environment for young children to learn the language, Language Nests create opportunities for young parents to learn the language and bring it back into their homes and daily lives, which is necessary for revitalizing a language.

Click here to watch the recording of the Language Nest Grant Writing Webinar that was held on April 2, 2015.

PDF Document Language Nest Handbook for B.C. First Nations Communities
PDF Document Language Immersion Handbook
PDF Document Languages Nest Programs in B.C.

Language Nest Handbook Online Companion Toolkit
Click here to access the Online Companion Toolkit for the Language Nest Handbook for B.C. First Nations Communities. This toolkit contains a variety of practical resources to help you with the day-to-day running of a language nest program, including job descriptions, lesson plans, activity templates, and links to other resources and information on language nest.

Language Nest Online Orientation Course
We encourage all applicants to learn more about language nests and language immersion by taking our Language Nest Online Orientation Course. This course was designed to provide communities with the information needed to start and maintain successful language nests. Click here to access the course!

For more information, please contact:
Aurora Skala aurora@fpcc.ca 

Funding: Click here to access information about all FPCC funding opportunities.
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