About Us

Pirurvik's Inuktitut as a Second Language programs offer an innovative approach to mastering the Inuit language. We focus on teaching Inuktitut as it is spoken in everyday situations. After the first class, participants are able to walk away and immediately apply what they have learned.

The strength of Pirurvik's training comes from its dynamic team of language instructors. Their outstanding skills in Inuktitut are complemented by experience working alongside second language learners and their awareness of the communication issues encountered in Nunavut workplaces.

The Tusaalanga website contains many of the materials used in our training programs. The soundfiles it includes are a valuable tool to help learners master correct pronunciation.

Language training is just one aspect of Pirurvik's efforts to expand the use of Inuktitut in all aspects of daily life. We are a Nunavut-based company offering expertise to government, land claim and business organizations in the areas of language and cultural training, terminology development, and the use of Inuktitut in information technology and on the internet.

Tusaalanga would not have been possible without the efforts and contributions of:

Chris Douglas, Eva Aariak, Mary Ekho Wilman,Leena Evic,Gavin Nesbitt, Jeela Palluq, Myna Ishulutak, Marcus Stong and the hardworking team at Web Networks. Thank you to Carole Cancel for the translations used on the French pages of the site.

Pirurvik would also like to thank the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth and the Department of Canadian Heritage who supported the development of the French version of Tusaalanga.