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NEW! Mentor-Apprentice Training Workshop
November 11 - 12, 2015
Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond B.C.

The Mentor-Apprentice method is one of the most effective ways of building fluent language speakers without expensive resources, certified language teachers, or funding. This 2-day workshop is similar to the comprehensive training given to teams in the very popular FPCC Mentor-Apprentice Program, but is intended to support language speakers and learners who wish to carry out Mentor-Apprentice style language immersion on their own.

To facilitate your participation in the hands-on practice sessions, we encourage you to attend as a Mentor-Apprentice team of a fluent speaker and a language learner.

Registration: $275 per person
Registration includes hot breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day, resource package for each participant, and complimentary WiFi and parking.
Deadline to Register: October 16, 2015
Click here for the workshop poster and registration package.

NEW! Language Nest Training Workshop
November 13 - 14, 2015
Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond B.C.

Back by popular demand! This 2-day intensive workshop with FPCC staff and guest experts is intended to support Elders, fluent speakers, ECE staff and administrators who are developing or implementing language immersion in an early childhood setting. Topics to be covered include:
  • What is a Language Nest? (Background, Purpose, Language Nest Models)
  • Bilingualism and Language Acquisition for Young Children
  • What Is Language Immersion and Why Does It Work?
  • Strategies for Maintaining an Immersion Environment
  • Presentations and Q&A with Successful Language Nest projects
Registration: $275 per person
Registration includes hot breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day, resource package for each participant, and complimentary WiFi and parking.
Deadline to Register: October 16, 2015
Click here for the workshop poster and registration package.

SPECIAL! *2-Workshop Package Deal*
Register for both the Mentor-Apprentice Training Workshop (November 11 - 12) and the Language Nest Training Workshop (November 13 - 14) for only $450 total!



Training is provided annually to FirstVoices, Mentor Apprentice, Language Nest and Language Authority program grant recipients.

We also offer resources, ongoing project support and guidance to all of our grant recipients. Additionally, from time to time, we are able to publicize our training events and invite community members who are not necessarily receiving funding through FPCC.

Several times throughout the year we also offer capacity building opportunities such as online proposal writing workshops.

We encourage you to continue to check our website for upcoming opportunities.
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