Fanshawe launches Paswe’aatigook Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion program


Fanshawe College has launched a new two-year Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion program. The diploma program–which is called “Paswe’aatigook,” meaning “echoing amongst the trees” in Anishinaabemowin–places students in an immersive learning environment where they can learn about Anishinaabemowin language and culture. The learning will take place in-community at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and includes a sixty-hour practicum. “We’re hoping people will be inspired to be teachers,” said Fanshawe faculty member Monty McGahey II. “At the same time, we just need people speaking. People that are willing to speak to their children at home and, hopefully, we can have transmission of the language in that way as well.”

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