Although it deals with the United States rather than Canada and focuses on acquisition of English, the dominant language, this very readable article points out six potential advantages of learning two languages. Six Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education
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This short interview with Angela Nuliayok Rudolph embodies almost all of the Six Pillars for Bilingual Education in Inuit Nunangat. The role of Nunavut Sivuniksavut is particularly highlighted. https://www.newsdeeply.com/arctic/community/2017/01/19/an-inuit-teachers-deeply-personal-path-to-education
This may not be relevant to Inuit Nunangat given the work underway on standardizing orthography, but a virtual reality program to teach syllabics has been developed for the James Bay Cree. I wonder if something similar would have any relevance for Inuit Nunangat?
I recently came across a fascinating article titled, “What to Do when an Indigenous Language Disappears.” It’s about Guatemala, but as I read it, I found myself wondering about the extent to which it could be describing Inuit Nunangat. Maybe there are no similarities, but I’d be interested in what... View Article