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 2021 :

In virtual classroom :
September 20 to December 2, 2021

Registration deadline :
September 15, 2021

Winter semester 2022 :

In virtual classroom :
January 5 to March 17, 2022

Registration deadline :
December 15, 2021

Spring semester 2022 :

In virtual classroom :
April 4 to June 20, 2022

Registration deadline :
March 30, 2022

Frais d’inscription

Free for Indigenous Peoples


Beginner 1A: Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
Beginner 1B: Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm (FULL)
Beginner 2: Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Beginner 3: Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm


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.


If you must withdraw from a course, your fees will be refunded (minus a $35 administration fee), provided you notify us before the second class. Please note that all refunds will be issued by cheque. For more information, please contact us at (867) 920-7017 or send an email to info@college-nordique.com.