Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

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Indigenous Language Instructor's Program

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

Field of Study:Aboriginal and Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Aboriginal and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Aboriginal Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Aboriginal Studies
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,279
International: $28,590

The tuition cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.



The Indigenous Language Instructor's Program is designed to provide persons with a recognized* means of teaching their native language in their communities. Courses are also available for students who desire to become fluent in a particular language.

The only program in Ontario with a mandate from the Ontario College of Teachers to provide teacher certification in Algonquian languages, Lakehead's NLIP is dedicated to increasing the number of Native language teachers. Our students not only have the unique opportunity to gain the credentials to teach their language but also the means to emerge as leaders devoted to the survival of Native language and culture.

As a student, you will learn Native language structure, pedagogical principles, and teaching techniques in an environment that respects, encompasses, and promotes traditional teaching practices and beliefs.

*in accordance with the Ministry of Education


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
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Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : For a full listing of English Language Proficiency Requirements and accepted tests with minimum scores, please visit:

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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