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Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program

Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program - 4 or 6 Year Diploma

Anishinaabemowin Pane MottoThis four- and six-year program is designed to facilitate the language student鈥檚 acquisition of Anishinaabemowin by developing their ability to understand the content of fluent speaker鈥檚 speech, respond to that speech appropriately, and produce an advanced level of spontaneous Anishinaabemowin speech.

Understanding of Anishinaabemowin
It takes about 2,000 hours of listening to any language in its full natural form for a young child to fully understand his/her first language. At the end of 3 years of full-time Pane (鈥榩un-ay鈥) immersion, students will have approximately 1,890 listening hours. Understanding spoken Anishinaabemowin will most likely be above 90% by this time. As adult learners, students will be encouraged to speak when they are ready, not forced. In the 4th year and all the way through the 6th year, students will continue to build comprehension. Through games and activities-no stress, no pressure, students will have opportunities to speak and interact with speakers and other students.

This program is intended for students deeply interested in, and committed to acquiring an ability to comprehend and speak Anishinaabemowin. Students completing both the weekly immersion courses and the immersion weekends will receive a Diploma in Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion.

Diploma Program

Diploma Audit Form

 

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Michele Wellman-Teeple
Director of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program
[email protected]
906-248-8472

See What Students are Saying about the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program

Anishinaabemowin Pane Logo鈥淚 wanted to learn Anishinaabemowin in order to bring back the language that was taken from my Grandmother. The Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program helped me develop an understanding of the language where I could assist in the resurgence and pass it on to the youth.鈥  
-- Sonja Killips, Student, 2016 Frank Hugo Memorial Scholarship Recipient and Six Year Diploma Graduate


鈥淓very level of learner will get something out of this. All paths to language acquisition are great!鈥  
-- Renee 鈥榃asson鈥 Dillard, 2017 Frank Hugo Memorial Scholarship Recipient and Four Year Diploma Graduate


鈥淢y involvement in this program has had an everlasting positive impact on my life. The classroom setting is relaxed, comfortable, and a lot of fun. I have made new friends and the teachers and fellow students have made me feel like family. Most importantly, it has reconnected me with my culture and I am learning to understand and speak the Ojibwe language. I recommend anyone with even the slightest interest to come and shadow for a weekend. Just hearing the language spoken so fluently and eloquently by the teachers will resonate connection.鈥  
-- Florence Ludka, Second Year Pane Student (2017)

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