Indigenous Studies

Anishnaabemowin Language Programming

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie

Program description

This program focuses on creating functionality in the Anishnaabemowin language and preparing students to design, develop and implement community language programs in Aboriginal communities and organizations. Students study the language as a whole; including the history, changes and current issues affecting Anishnaabemowin today. Incorporating the Ojibwe circular world view, students learn to speak the language by first learning about their immediate environment, then progressively expanding outwards to the community; including ceremony and cultural values. Structured activities provided throughout the program outside of class give students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills. Students examine the role and importance of language in the community and how to plan successful, sustainable language programs.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

ANLP1000 Anishnaabemowin History Introduction
ANLP1001 Nouns and the Everyday Environment
ANLP1002 Verbs and the Everyday Environment
ANLP1003 Writing Systems
ANLP1004 Language and the Community
ANLP1005 Language and the Workplace
ANLP1006 Animate and Inanimate Structure
ANLP1007 English Language Structures and Properties
ANLP2000 Language and the Everyday Environment
ANLP2001 Critical Issues in Aboriginal Language Programming
ANLP2002 Preservation of Anishnaabemowin
ANLP2003 Introduction to Language Immersion
ANLP2004 Introduction to ASL Computer Lab
ANLP2005 Introduction to Teaching ASL
ANLP2006 Anishnaabemowin/English Comparison
ANLP2007 Professional Practice for Language Programmers
ANLP2008 Language Immersion
ANLP2009 ASL Computer Lab

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Interactive Immersion Labs

ANLP1008 Interactive Immersion Lab 1
ANLP1009 Interactive Immersion Lab 2
ANLP2010 Interactive Immersion Lab 3
ANLP2011 Interactive Immersion Lab 4

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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