Summer Program

Take advantage of the summer to learn nêhiyawêwin (Plains Cree) or gain expertise in the areas of linguistics, endangered language documentation and revitalization, language and literacy learning, second language teaching and curriculum development, and language policy and planning. This program provides a unique opportunity to earn university credit while learning about Indigenous languages and cultures. You can also complete a Community Linguist Certificate (CLC) over the course of three summers.

Our goal is to provide training about the various tools of language revitalization to as many people as possible. For this reason, we offer classes both in-person at the University of Alberta, and online, in order to accomodate as many situations as possible. In addition, we try to provide as many of our students as possible with Funding Opportunities page, so cost is less of an obstacle.

Finally, if you want to participate in CILLDI, you can volunteer for the Summer Program. See details on the Volunteer Summer Program Assistants page.

Twenty-FifTH Annual CILLDI Summer School

The University of Alberta is thrilled to present the 25th annual Summer School of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute. This year, we will offer both online and in-person classes. In addition, thanks to a partnership with the Faculty of Education, we are launching a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies about Indigenous Language Sustainability.

Location and Time: In-person: from July 8 to July 26 / Online: from July 8 to August 16

Course Offerings: Courses will be offered in 7-days, or 3-week course formats. Students may register for a maximum of two courses (6 credits) from the courses listed below. More details on available classes on the Courses page.