Inuktitut Foundation 1: PIGIARVIK

For those with little or no background in the Inuit Language, Pirurvik offers a series of 30 hour courses intended to bring a student from beginner to intermediate level Inuktitut. We meet you where you are at.

All instruction is gently provided through Inuktitut immersion. Our student handbooks and workbooks provide grammar explanations in English. Our teachers create extensive opportunities to practice our language skills, continually building on learning basic structures.

Inuktitut Foundation 1: PIGIARVIK

With an introduction to Inuktitut pronunciation and grammar, you will be able to build basic skills in Inuktitut, including:

  • introductions
  • asking and answering simple questions
  • using the singular, dual and plural properly
  • basic simple sentences for various situations in the home and workplace.

In each lesson a different dialogue will be introduced to demonstrate how Inuktitut is spoken in daily life. Students will learn the context of the words and, through an immersion approach, will rapidly learn words by listening for content. Students will also receive instruction on reading and writing in roman orthography.


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Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9am to 11am

Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
End Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2016
Pirurvik Centre - Paunna Place (building 611)
Contact Name: 
Hanna Wolff
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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