Do you think you are a Silent Speaker? Do you want to build confidence to speak and use your language?
We want to organize a language program especially for you!
Who is a silent speaker?
A silent speaker is someone who understands a language well but does not speak it. There are many different kinds of silent speakers.
- Residential school survivors who spoke their language before attending
- People who grew up hearing a language and understand it but do not speak
- People who grew up with a fluent speaker in the home and understand the language but do not speak
- People who have studied extensively and have developed a high level of ability in reading and writing their language but do not speak
- Speakers who moved away from the community for some time and do not feel comfortable speaking now that they have moved
- Speakers who speak a different dialect of the same language and do not feel comfortable speaking within a community where another dialect is more
- Speakers who simply haven’t spoken for years because they haven’t really had anyone to speak
Who is NOT a Silent Speakers?
- A new language
- Language learners with beginner or intermediate language proficiency.
- Someone who lost their abilities due to stroke or other health
- A speaker who can speak comfortably in most
Kindly return completed surveys to the Listuguj Education Complex, (418) 788-2248 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper copies are also available in the reception area of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Administration building.