Immerse yourself in Dene culture

This course is a unique opportunity to learn more about Yellowknife’s Indigenous culture. You’ll learn to construct and pronounce simple sentences through practical exercises and storytelling.

This course is offered in English and Tłı̨chǫ Yatıı. Duration: 10 weeks for a total of 20 hours. We offer Beginner 1, Beginner 2, and Beginner 3.

From September to December 2021, Tłı̨chǫ learners will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program with elders of the Dene community. Activities will be scheduled during this period to allow learners to practice the language and learn more about the Dene culture and traditions.

This program is partly financed by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Here are some videos that show the highlights of the Elders Mentorship Program during the 2019-2020 year.

Short version (1 minute)

Full version (8 minutes)


If the schedule does not meet your needs, you may gather a group of a minimum of 5 people and contact the College. We will work out a schedule that meets your needs. Prices vary depending on the number of participants:

– 5 participants $420 each
– 7 participants $300 each
– 10 participants $210 each

Prochain cours

Fall semester 2022 :

In virtual classroom :
September 19 to November 28, 2022

Registration deadline:
September 9, 2022

Winter semester 2023 :

January 8 to March 19, 2023 (Tłı̨chǫ Beginner 1 and Beginner 2)
January 4 to March 12 (Tłı̨chǫ Beginner 3)

Registration deadline:
December 11, 2022

Spring session 2023 :

April 3 to June 19, 2023

Registration deadline:
March 29, 2023

Frais d’inscription

Free for Indigenous Peoples


Beginner 1: Monday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Beginner 2: Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Beginner 3: Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Conversation, reading and writing: Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 pm


Tuition fees must be submitted with the completed registration form. You can pay by cash or cheque (payable to Collège nordique francophone). Online registrations must be paid by credit card only. The Collège nordique francophone will charge a $35 fee for a returned cheque.

Course confirmation

We will confirm your registration by email prior to the start of the session. Please check your inbox and junk mail folders and add us to your contact list. If you do not have access to email, your registration will be confirmed by phone.

Collège nordique francophone reserves the right to cancel a course if a minimum of registrations is not met. These decisions are made two business days prior to the start date. A full refund will be issued if the course is cancelled or if we are unable to offer the course you have chosen.

Cancellation and refunds

Cancellation and refund policy for a course offered by Collège nordique francophone:

  • In case of course cancellation by Collège Nordique, the student’s registration fees will be fully refunded.
  • If a student wishes to cancel their registration for a course, Collège Nordique must be informed by email as soon as possible (info@college-nordique.com)
    • If the email indicating the cancellation is received before the course registration deadline, the student may either request a full refund or receive a credit note equal to the price of the course, which can be used within 1 year for registration in another training offered by Collège Nordique.
    • If the email indicating the cancellation is received after the course registration deadline, no refund will be issued. However, if the email is received before the course begins, the student may request a credit note equal to the course price, which can be used within 1 year for registration in another training offered by Collège Nordique.