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The Government of Nunavut (GN) is committed to strengthening Nunavut’s official languages in the public service. As part of this commitment, the GN delivers language training to Nunavut’s public servants in Inuktut (Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun), French and English.
The GN also works to enable the Inuit language as the working language of the public service by funding Inuktut curriculum development, creating new Inuktut learning materials and administering the Inuit Language Incentive Program. The Inuktut language program is continually being developed to meet the needs of GN employees.
What kinds of courses are offered?
Inuktut courses are offered to GN employees across Nunavut at both foundational and professional levels. Course topics include:
- Professional Inuktut writing skills
- Advanced and traditional Inuktut terminology
- Introduction to Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun
- Inuktut foundations courses
French and English courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for second language learners. Courses are scheduled across Nunavut based on need.
What is the format for language courses?
Courses are delivered in a classroom setting and/or via videoconference.
Who delivers the training?
Courses are delivered under contracts with qualified and experienced language training instructors and companies.
What courses are being offered now?
All of the courses currently offered are listed on the GN Training Calendar and advertised internally to GN employees. Courses are regularly added to the Training Calendar throughout the year.