Yukon First Nation Language Language Courses - Spring 2021

   Do you want to learn your language?

   Do you want to become a language teacher?


Registration is now OPEN for Spring Courses

The Yukon Native Language Center (YNLC) partners with the Simon Fraser University (SFU) and respective Yukon First Nations to offer a language learning program for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular First Nations language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language for cultural reasons or professional objectives.

All courses are taught with the expertise and knowledge of language revitalization practitioners, linguists and/or fluent speakers. Prioirty is given to Yukon First Nations citizens and language teacher trainees and vacant seats are open to the public at a cost. Tuition and student fees are provided for Yukon First Nation citizens. Honoraria, travel and per diems are covered for fluent speakers. Register now as seats are limited and courses fill up very fast.

A Diversity of Proven Methods!

  • Fluent Speakers involved!
  • Supportive Instructors!
  • Culturally Respectful learning!
  • Safe learning environment!
  • Fun learning activities!
  • Strengthening Cultural Identity!

Course Schedule Spring 2021

SFU INLG 335: Language Learning and Technology - April 19 - 23, 2021, 2021
Instructor: Krista Dempster
Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yukon Native Language Centre and online
*SFU Credits (3) or audit

SFU INLG 335: Language Revitalization - April 26 to 30, 2021, 2021
Instructor: Dr. Norma Shorty
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Whitehorse - location to be announced
*SFU Credits (3) or audit

All courses are subject to Instructor and Fluent Speaker availability. In adherence to COVID19 guidelines classes will be offered at YNLC or community of Instructor (small groups following Safe6) & Online using Zoom video conferencing. Class sizes are limited to 8-10 students. Yukon First Nation citizens/beneficiaries, language teacher trainees and continuing students will be given priority. Tuition and student fees are provided for Yukon First Nation citizens/beneficiaries. Vacant seats are open to the public at course cost.

Should you require credits for courses taken, arrangements can be made upon request.

To register:

If you are a new student, please complete and send in the application form below by April 16 at 12:00 p.m. Instructions are outlined on the form.

If you have previously registered in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021, send an email to info@ynlc.ca stating you would still like to take the course is sufficient. Note that there are limited seats available.

Application Form

New Student Application

Program Information

YNLC Training Programs Handbook 2020-21

Spring 2021 Yukon First Nation Language Courses Poster

Important Instructions for PDF Forms:

You can view the PDF, Print it out, fill it in and mail, fax, email or drop it off to YNLC.

To fill in a PDF form, you need to have Adobe reader installed. You do not need Adobe reader to fill in the form by hand.

Before completing the form, save the form to a location on your computer.  If you are viewing the form in Chrome or FireFox, right-click the link and select Save as or Save Page As. For Safari, Press the Control key (Ctrl) and click on the link and then choose Save link as or Download linked file as;

For more information, please contact YNLC:

Physical Address: Yukon College

Mailing Addresss: Box 2799 | Whitehorse, Yukon YT | Y1A 5K4

Phone: 867-668-8820

Fax: 867-668-8825

Email: mpokiak@ynlc.ca