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Become a teacher, translator and storyteller for the Oneida community - 2021/2022

The Oneida - Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching program is an Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Accelerated) offered in in-community at the Oneida settlement, southwest of London, Ontario. This program includes immersive language learning that prepares students for a variety of language-related careers including teacher of On^yote'a:ka as a second language, translator, language consultant, language specialist or storyteller.

Program overview

The program’s unique structure supports the building of language skills and enables the immersive and cultural integration qualities of the curriculum. Students will learn good teaching practices such as classroom management, lesson planning and education theory, which will provide a pathway to further studies in teaching. The program is intensive by its very nature and requires a strong commitment from students to attend to each lesson and take advantage of practice opportunities. Students may find employment in school boards, communities, government agencies, educational facilities and more.

Program origins

Fanshawe College is proud to partner with the Oneida community in southwestern Ontario to launch this language revitalization program. It is important to note that an earlier version of this program, the Twatati Program, was designed by and delivered in the Oneida community. While this new partnership with Fanshawe represents an expansion of the original program, Fanshawe would like to honour the wishes and needs of the community by focusing on the creation of new language speakers for the community. The launch of this partnership program comes at a very dire time, a time when precious few fluent speakers remain.

It is for these reasons that Fanshawe, in partnership with the Oneida community, strongly encourages applications from students from the Oneida community, for the essential “call” of the program is simply this: Come learn your language before it is gone.

 

Admission Requirements - 2021/2022

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
OR
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

 

Recommended Personal Preparation

This program is highly intensive and it is recommended students be prepared to work hard on their language knowledge and skills. 

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive. Students will be advised of the processes to follow to acquire the following requirements prior to field placement.

  • Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate (Level "C" CPR)
  • Evidence of Good Health
  • Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database
  • Placement Agreement

Courses

Oneida - Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching-2021/2022

Year 1
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
LANG-1001Oneida Language 18
In this introductory module, students will begin learning pronominals and pronouns, along with patterns and exceptions to prefixes with verb and non stems in Onyota'a?ka. Basic syntax, particles and other introductory language concepts will be introduced in the context of Oneida culture and worldview.
LANG-1002Oneida Language 28
Building on the learning from module one, students in the second module will learn to incorporate verbs and particles into short sentences, address relations, and recite numbers and more in the context of Oneida culture and worldview.
LANG-1003Oneida Language 38
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will begin to incorporate past tense, discuss people and animals, as well as clans and nations, in the context of Oneida culture and worldview.
LANG-1004Oneida Language 48
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will express themselves in the context of time, location, past, present and future tense, and include prefixes as they continue learning about Oneida culture, worldview and values.
LANG-1005Oneida Language 58
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will learn to incorporate physical, emotional and mental states, environmental descriptions, weight, and nouns, and will build on their knowledge of prefixes including patterns, exceptions and irregularities. Students will be engaging in conversations using Onyota'a?ka language (without using any English).
LANG-3001Oneida Language 68
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will incorporate active verbs in a variety of forms into short sentences; they will incorporate words that describe daily activities in short sentences, and will begin conjugating a variety of verbs. Students will verbally interpret and share references to culture, worldview, ceremony and values.
INDG-1015Principles of the Great Law3
Living in harmony with Creation is a goal that all people should seek throughout their lives. This concept is taught from the onset of life and is an important aspect of Indigenous culture. In this course, students will learn life practices, exploring responsibilities of self, family, clan, nation and confederacy. Learning experiences will take place within the contemporary learning setting as well as in the natural environment. Students will learn the original People of Turtle Island's way of learning and how it relates to all four components of their self: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
INDG-1006Digital Media & Indigenous Storytelling3
This course introduces students to the impact and significance of contemporary digital media culture. Students will reflect on how digital media influences and shapes people's attitudes towards a variety of topics, such as current events, cultural preservation, and entertainment. Attention will be given to how contemporary Indigenous communities use digital media to support their cultural communities. Students will explore common forms of digital media and create a culminating, team-based multimedia presentation on a cultural issue relevant to them.

Year 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
LANG-3002Oneida Language 75
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will be conversing in the Onyota'a?ka language at a foundational level. Students will also incorporate noun usage, colours and counting of nouns.
LANG-5001Oneida Language 85
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will do more work with verbs, manipulate nouns, and interpret and share references to culture, worldview, ceremony and values.
LANG-5002Oneida Language 97
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will be able to converse using expanded vocabulary and verbs in the Onyota'a?ka language. Students will incorporate foods into their conversation in a variety of ways and will do so within the context of Onyota'a?ka cultural references.
LANG-5003Oneida Language 108
Building on the learning from prior modules, students' conversational abilities will continue to expand as new topics are introduced such as what someone does with something, environmental nouns, and neighbours.
LANG-5004Oneida Language 118
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will be able to discuss parts of the body and bodily functions of humans and animals. Their use of language will incorporate physical movements as well.
LANG-5005Oneida Language 128
Building on the learning from prior modules, students will incorporate new vocabulary words to include references to animals, birds, insects and trees; they will be able to speak of different types of weather.
BSCI-5009Understanding Child Abuse & Neglect3
This course will provide students with information regarding the teacher's legal responsibilities in reporting suspicions of child abuse, domestic abuse and neglect. The course focuses on the different types of abuse including physical and behavioural indicators, as well as behaviours in abusive adults. Strategies for supporting families and children are also covered including the most current literature on resiliency.
EDUC-5008Curriculum Development & Design-Primary3
Effective curriculum development and design involves several variables including consideration of child developmental stages, lesson planning and learning outcomes, relevant activities and practice opportunities that lead to success when skills are evaluated. In this course, students will learn the importance of and how to create each of these including the important alignment between them that supports learning.
EDUC-5009Professionalism & Ethics3
In this course, students will consider issues and perspectives that influence the professional behaviour and image of education in the primary grades, including implementation of a common philosophy, ethics, advocacy and ongoing professional development. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own professionalism and appreciate the valuable contributions made by teachers, both individually and collectively, to the broad spectrum of supports for children and their families.
EDUC-5010Evaluation in Teaching3
Evaluation is an integral element of course curriculum and supports the course/program's demonstration of quality. It affects how students interact with the curriculum, approach learning, their motivation and their achievement of the educational learning objectives. This course will present the fundamental aspects of evaluation including the concepts of learning domains and levels, different types of educational evaluation, and the importance of evaluation alignment with both course and program outcomes.
EDUC-5011Integration of Theory & Practice3
Students will have the opportunity to integrate and consolidate theoretical and practical learning while applying an understanding of reflective practice and pedagogical leadership in the context of teaching.
FLDP-5022Teaching Practicum2.8
Students will have the opportunity to integrate their knowledge and skill in the Oneida language, with their knowledge of child development and teaching within a professional capacity. Students will work collaboratively with a supervising teacher to plan, deliver, and evaluate their real-time classroom instructional performance.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Year 1

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 29 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2021/2022

Career Opportunities

While employment is not the primary goal of this program, this program includes immersive language learning that could prepare students for a variety of language-related careers including teacher of Onyot�a.ka as a second language, translator, language consultant, language specialist or storyteller. Students may find employment in school boards, communities, government agencies, educational facilities and more.

More Information - 2021/2022

A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Code: ONI1
Campus Code: XLC (XLC - London - Off-Site)
September Admission
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

Contact

School of Language and Liberal Studies: 519-452-4442 or 519-452-4480


Program Description

The Oneida - Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching program is an Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Accelerated) in which students interested in learning their language are immersed in a modular learning environment that is located in-community at the Oneida settlement, southwest of London, Ontario. The modular structure supports the scaffolding of language skills, and enables the immersive and cultural integration qualities of the program to be the strongest part of the program. Further, the Oneida - Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching program includes some modules and practical experience related to good teaching practices such as classroom management, lesson planning and education theory, which will provide a pathway to further studies in teaching. This program is intensive by its very nature and requires a strong commitment from students to attend to each lesson and take advantage of practice opportunities. 

This program includes immersive language learning that prepares students for a variety of language-related careers including teacher of Onyota�a�ka as a second language, translator, language consultant, language specialist or storyteller. Students may find employment in school boards, communities, government agencies, educational facilities and more.

Program Pathways

For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

Potential pathways exist for this program from the General Arts and Sciences programs offered at several colleges in the province via the recognition of their general education credits.

Program Details

More details

2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2022 September
London
Open
Program Code
ONI1

Program Coordinator:

Hubert Antone

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Duration
75 weeks