Indigenous Languages Top End Intensive –

Spend a week learning about the languages of Australia’s First Peoples.

Charles Darwin University is working in collaboration with the Australian National University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education to offer the Indigenous Languages ‘Top End Intensive’ in Darwin in February 2020.

Where: Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus (Darwin)

When: 10-14 February 2020

Payment: Register and pay here

Units available

Linguistics for Indigenous Languages

This is an introduction to the scientific study of language through a focus on Australia’s Indigenous languages. You will gain an introductory understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of linguistics and how languages work, including sound production and sound systems, parts of speech, grammatical relations in words and sentences, and meaning.

This forms part of the INL100 unit Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 accredited through CDU/Batchelor Institute.

Course will run from 9am-3pm (total 30 hours) from Mon-Fri

Cost $900 (early bird discount if booked by 30 November)


Due to certain circumstances, the Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture course will not be offered through AILI in February.

You can still enrol in Yolngu Studies through CDU or take the short course (6 weeks) – see details here

Enrolment Options

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Travel scholarships available for Indigenous language workers – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Courses subject to change depending on enrolments

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The Australian Indigenous Languages Institute is a collaborative project between the Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education to support Indigenous language development in Australia.

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