Language Needs Assessment: Esquimalt Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lkwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Dialect: Lekwungen


Organization

Esquimalt Nation
Dorothea Harris, Education Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



SXIMEȽEȽ (Esquimalt)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, September
Population on reserve: 169
Population off reserve: 129
Total Population: 298
Information Source: On reserve poll and off reserve estimate

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 55
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (25), 15-19 (12), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (6), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 242
Number of people learning the language 36
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (15), 15-19 (3), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (6), 45-54 (10)

Total Number 298