Pitjantjatjara Language Summer School

2014 Pitjantjatjara Language Summer School

Date Full Course 11 January - 22 January 2016
Time 9am – 4pm - Monday to Friday
Cost Full Course - 2 weeks $1590
Location De Lissa Building - Rooms G1-82; G1-83; G1-85 & G1-49
University of South Australia, Magill Campus.
St Bernards Road, MAGILL SA

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Presented by the University of South Australia’s David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research.

The Pitjantjatjara Language Summer School will benefit people who have contact with Pitjantjatjara people in the course of their work. People completing the Summer School should be able to enter into elementary conversations with Pitjantjatjara people. There will also be historical and cross-cultural information within the curriculum.

Consisting of oral practice, elementary vocabulary, basic grammar and written exercises the School will be conducted with sessions of role play with an emphasis on oral fluency, small group sessions for revision and practice or oral language and grammar sessions. It will provide structures on which students can build further progress in the language.

Our Course Coordinator Paul Eckert will deliver this two week program with the assistance of five traditional tutors from the APY Lands and northern parts of South Australia. The tutors, who come from communities such as Umuwa, Ernabella and Amata will work with small groups of participants throughout the course and will provide first-hand knowledge of the Pitjantjatjara language and culture from a Traditional Aboriginal perspective.

By the end of the course the students will be:

  • familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words
  • familiar with the sounds of the language and able to reproduce them
  • have a basic grammatical knowledge with an understanding of the four noun and four verb classes and four or five tenses of the verbs in each class
  • be able to converse in simple sentences.

Please be advised that there are at least 4 spaces for external people to register for the 2016 Pitjantjatjara Language Summer School as now the date has been extended to Friday, 11th December 2015.

Further Enquiries:
Mrs Lydia Rankine - Administration Assistant
Ph: (08) 8302 9195
Fax: (08) 8302 7034
Email lydia.rankine@unisa.edu.au

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