Diploma of Language Work

Diploma of Language Work

Charles Darwin University is now offering a Diploma of Language Work. Down load the PDF DILW Session Flyer

Yugambeh being taught at Waterford West State School in Logan

From NITV by David Liddle. A Brisbane school has started teaching a local Aboriginal language, in a bid to engage Indigenous students and close the gap in education. Waterford West State School in Logan, which recently won the Education category of the Premier’s Reconciliation Awards, has started teaching its students Yugambeh, a local Aboriginal language. […]

Bilingual education ideas welcomed

By Kiri Ten Dolle for The Satellite INDIGENOUS members of the community have welcomed the Federal Government’s recommendations to introduce bilingual education in schools to boost Aboriginal student attendance. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, chaired by Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann, last week hand down its […]

School sees pitfalls in Indigenous language studies

By Frances Adcock and Marlina Whop for ABC News The principal of Cherbourg State School, south-west of Bundaberg in southern Queensland, says it will be difficult to teach Indigenous languages in some schools. A new report is calling on the Federal Government to introduce Indigenous language education into schools with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

Parliament reports on indigenous tongues: can they be saved?

Greg Dickson, of Crikey language blog Fully (sic), writes: Today federal Parliament releases the Our Land, Our Languages report, stemming from the recent inquiry into Learning Languages in Indigenous Communities. Our Land, Our Languages draws on 154 submissions and 23 public hearings held throughout Australia over the course of a year. The report comprehensively argues […]

Cherbourg kids power up by breaking language down

Children’s learning is booming in Cherbourg because of a new teaching method. Many of its youngsters speak home language with a different grammar structure to the standard Australian English they’re hit with when they start school. Don’t believe me? Well, if I said “dem ova der em looka dat diddy orse” you’d know what it […]

Stronger Smarter In Conversation: Dharumbal Language and Culture Program

A fabulous pod cast by Stronger Smarter about the wonderful Dharumbal Language and Culture Program being run in schools around Rockhampton. Dharumbal elder Nyoka Hatfield and staff from Crescent Lagoon State School Qld in conversation with Chris Sarra about the successful Dharumbal Culture and Language Program run at the school. Listen to the podcast.

REVIEW: Bloodland

Stephen Page, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre and award-winning choreographer, collaborates with writer and actor Wayne Blair on this landmark piece of theatre. Stephen was challenged by Kathy Balngayngu Marika from Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, to tell the story in her language. Well done for rising to the challenge! The play has received […]

Warrgamay Mayay Pronouns

A new text, Warrgamay Mayay Pronouns, has been developed. This book is the first in a series of Warrgamay texts which will include Country, Kinship, verbs, pronouns and a phrasebook.

Miromaa Training begins at Thursday Island

We have just started today and the workshop is going great. The Thursday Island mob are very excited and couldn’t help but comment that a black fella must’ve come up with the concept of Miromaa.