Language Workshop in Nain

There was a Language Workshop held here in Nain last weekend, January 25th and 26th.

Shirley Jararuse is the Language Program Coordinator with the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says the workshop was aimed to develop community linguists for each community.

There were 15 participants including Inuttitut teachers, Language Nest workers, and Master and Apprentices from Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet that attended the workshop.

Presentations were held by Nicholas Welch on Documentary linguists in the community, Instructor, Sophie Tuglavina on reading and writing Inuttut, Instructor, Joan Dicker on the linguistic structure of Inuttut, and Instructor, Nancy Ikkusek who also did a presentation on teaching Inuttut.

Jararuse also says that everyone really enjoyed the program and thought it was very interesting and informative.