Pigiarvik means a ‘starting place’. The course introduces students to Inuktitut pronunciation and grammar while enabling them to build basic skills including:
- asking and answering simple questions;
- using the singular, dual and plural properly; and
- beginner language for various situations in the home and workplace.
A dialogue in each lesson demonstrates to students how Inuktitut is spoken in daily life and develops their listening skills. Students also receive instruction on reading and writing in roman orthography.