Program Overview

The Paswe'aatigook Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion program is a two-year accelerated diploma program in which students interested in learning their language and culture are immersed in a learning environment that is located in-community at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN), southwest of London, Ontario. This program also includes courses related to the skills involved in sharing the language with others, teaching children and adult education theory, which will provide a pathway to further studies in complementary careers such as those in community services.

Program Details

Program Code
PAI1
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 Weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2025 January
London Campus Off Site
Open
2023 September
London Campus Off Site
Closed

Your Learning Experience

 

Paswe’aatigook means “echoing amongst the trees” in Anishinaabemowin. This name was gifted to the program by Richard Assinewai, Anishnaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation. The Paswe’aatigook Anishinaabemowin Language Immersion two-year accelerated program is for students interested in learning their language and culture are immersed in a learning environment that is located in-community at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN), southwest of London,Ontario.

 

The program’s structure will follow the typical semester structure offered at Fanshawe and will support the scaffolding of language skills while enabling the immersive and cultural integration qualities of the program to be the strongest part of the program. 

 

This program will also include some courses related to skills involved in sharing the language with others, teaching children and adult education theory, which will provide a pathway to further studies in complementary careers such as those in community Services.

 

Students will also complete an unpaid 60-hour practicum as part of their capstone course at the end of the program, during which they will apply their skills to sharing the Anishinaabemowin language with others in a variety of settings. An integration seminar to support the integration of theory and practice will be offered while the students are completing their placement. Students will be able to work with a variety of age groups, young and old, as they learn skills to share their language. The practicum will take place in a variety of settings depending on the student’s area of interest and the availability of those settings. 

 

This program will be delivered in a blended format with an emphasis on experiential learning. Students will participate in experiential learning activities such as ceremony, land-based teachings, and community engagement opportunities such as youth and children-focused events connected to the child care center and youth drop-in program.

 

Fanshawe College honours the Jay Treaty by offering domestic tuition rates to Native American students from the United States. Please contact admissions@fanshawec.ca for more information about how to apply.

 

 

Program Coordinator:

Monty McGahey

Academic Advisor:

Bev Antone-Collar

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant.

Students who do not have a high school diploma may wish to consider taking the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) grade 12 Equivalency Certificate.

International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

Interested applicants can speak to program staff and have their questions answered to help determine if this program is suited for them.
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario

- 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)

- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Post-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.

- This program incorporates a field placement.

- Placement Agreement will confirm any further requirements based on location specific needs (e.g., Police Record Check, first aid, immunizations, etc.).

Courses

Level 1
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
LANG-1007Language Foundations 19
This course is designed to provide introductory Anishinaabemowin to learners with no experience with the language. The content includes fundamental language structures including vocabulary, grammar and common conversational scenarios. Learners will become familiar with the Fiero writing system (understanding the double vowel sounds characteristics). By the end of this course, learners will have a solid foundation of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary and be able to use simple sentences.
LANG-1008Language Application & Culture 16
This course is designed to give students real-life experience working with the fundamental language structures of Anishinaabemowin to increase their confidence in acquiring the literacy and numeracy skills. Students will work in small groups refining language skills and focusing on equity, diversity and cultural awareness. They will also work in small groups to experience different cultural concepts such as music, dance, and visual arts. By the end of this course, learners will be able to use simple spoken Anishinaabemowin in casual settings.
WRIT-1091Reason & Writing 1-Indigenous Themes3
Course Description: This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the post-secondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Course content will emphasize contemporary Indigenous themes and issues.
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Tuition Summary

Canadian Costs
$8,563.12
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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