Indigenous Languages Top End Intensive – July 2019
In the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, why not spend two weeks 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 an Indigenous Languages Summer School in Darwin in July 2019.
When: A two-week intensive block from 8-19 July 2019.
Where: Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus (Darwin)
Cost: Non-award workshop mode (two-week workshop): $1000
Attend as a Higher Education student: HECS-HELP applies if you are studying in a Commonwealth Supported place. If you are an enrolled student at CDU, ANU or another university, then in most cases you would be required to pay the HECS-HELP fee which varies slightly from institution to institution.
Payment: Options will become available soon
Please note: students can only choose one unit at the Summer School as all classes are presented simultaneously. All units are fully accredited and can be credited towards study.
Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture – CAS110 (CDU)
This unit gives a basic grounding in the Dhuwala variety of Yolŋu Matha from North East Arnhem Land, including the sounds, grammar, and a basic vocabulary. You will also be given an introduction to moiety systems, various aspects of kinship, Yolngu life, creation stories, songs, art and ceremonies, and how these relate together.
Read more about Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture.
Linguistics for Indigenous Languages – INL100 (CDU/BIITE)
This unit 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.
Read more about Linguistics for Indigenous Languages.
Language in Society – INL130 (CDU/BIITE)
You will engage with the practical, theoretical and research aspects of the broad and varied field of sociolinguistics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and within the wider community.
Read more about Language in Society
Other courses may be offered – check here for further announcements.