Indigenous Languages Top End Intensive –

10-14 February 2020

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.

When: A one-week intensive block in February 2020 (actual dates TBC)

Where: Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus (Darwin)

Cost: $600 per course (includes materials)

Payment: Register and pay link coming soon

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.

Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture

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, Yolŋu life, creation stories, songs, art and ceremonies, and how these relate together.

This one-week course is the equivalent of the 6-week short course running through the university semester.

Read more about Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture.

Courses subject to change depending on enrolments

Enrolment Options

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Travel scholarships available for Indigenous language workers – click here for details

Australian Indigenous Languages Institute Gamilaraay intensive course

AILI Gamilaraay class January 2019

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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