NIC introduces Likʷala /Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses

January 9, 2019

North Island College has announced that it is offering introductory language courses in Likʷala /Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth at its Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses. A release explains that the Kwak’wala course, which is offered at both locations, includes listening and speaking with a focus on basic conversation, structure, and pronunciation. Introduction to Nuu-Chah-nulth, which will be offered at Comox Valley, enables students to develop listening techniques that compare and contrast Nuu-chah-nulth and English sound patterns and pronunciation. “These courses support adult learners in obtaining relevant credits to achieve their Dogwood diploma,” said NIC Adult Basic Education instructor Sara Child. “But, more importantly, they help our students and communities by supporting the revitalization of our precious languages.” Nation Talk (BC)