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Languages and Linguistics

The Diploma of Indigenous Language Work (YINLA1), Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (XINLL1) and the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (WINLL1) courses are offered under the Batchelor Institute and Charles Darwin University (CDU) partnership. As a Batchelor student enrolled in a CDU course, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can enrol in a range of units in mixed mode which involves participating in online learning as well as attending week-long intensive workshops. Workshops are delivered at the Batchelor Campus 100 kilometres south of Darwin.

Free travel from anywhere in Australia and catered accommodation on-campus is offered during the workshops. To be eligible for Away From Base Funding to attend workshops you need to be registered for ABSTUDY incidentals allowance.

WHY CHOOSE BATCHELOR?

Batchelor Institute provides a culturally safe learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Australian states and territories. Batchelor Institute’s supportive learning environment with small groups help students meet their learning and professional goals. Studying at Batchelor Institute allows interstate students to have a unique learning experience with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Northern Territory.

MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY

Please download brochures for more information about the course and how to apply.

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Please note that applications for Semester 1, 2019 are now open.


  • Diploma of Indigenous Language Work (YINLA1)

    COURSE INFORMATION

    The Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics prepares students for professional practice and further study and research in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels, thus enabling effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community. Study focuses on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

    It is designed to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a coherent and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work.

    Students are also provided with the opportunity to achieve basic skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and gain an understanding of how language (and language learning) is embedded within cultural and social understandings and practice.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Graduates will be prepared for professional practice and further study in the fields of language and linguistics and for work with Indigenous language projects across Australia, in socio-culturally informed ways that enable more equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language communities and the broader Australian society.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    The course requires the completion of 8 units (80 credit points) which are drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

    These 8 units are comprised of:

    • Two (2) Common units
    • Three (3) Core units which provide linguistic foundation in language documentation and maintenance;
    • Three (3) units of Specialist Electives that allow students to diversify their studies into areas of specific interest.

    All study of language and culture is firmly embedded in pedagogical practice that is culturally based, informed by history and underpinned by accountable and respectful application of linguistic theory and methods in urban and remote community language maintenance and revitalisation.

    Link to CDU website for unit information - Course Structure

    HE-LanguagesDownload YINLA1 brochure
  • Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (XINLL1)

    COURSE INFORMATION

    The Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics prepares students for professional practice and further study in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels. The course focuses on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

    Students are also provided with the opportunity to achieve basic skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and gain an understanding of how language (and language learning) is embedded within cultural and social understandings and practice.

    The course Graduates are prepared for effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Graduates will be prepared for work with Indigenous languages in different contexts (e.g. communities, language centres and schools) and language settings to maintain, revitalise, document and analyse Australian Indigenous languages.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    The course requires the completion of 16 units (160 credit points) which are drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

    These 16 units are comprised of:

    • Two (2) Common units
    • Five (5) Core units which provide linguistic foundation in language documentation and maintenance
    • Six (6) units of Specialist Electives (A) that allow the student to focus on studies related to Language documentation and maintenance
    • Three (3) units of Special Electives (B) that allow for a second area of specialisation.

    All study of language and culture is firmly embedded in pedagogical practice that is culturally based, informed by history and underpinned by accountable and respectful application of linguistic theory and methods in urban and remote community language maintenance and revitalisation.

    Link to CDU website for unit information - Course Structure

    HE-LanguagesDownload XINLL1 brochure
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (WINLL1)

    COURSE INFORMATION

    The Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics prepares students for professional practice and further study and research in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels, thus enabling effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community. Study focuses on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

    It is designed to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a coherent and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work.

    Students are also provided with the opportunity to achieve basic skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and gain an understanding of how language (and language learning) is embedded within cultural and social understandings and practice.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Graduates will be prepared for professional practice and further study in the fields of language and linguistics and for work with Indigenous language projects across Australia, in socio-culturally informed ways that enable more equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language communities and the broader Australian society.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    The course comprises 24 units (240 credit points) which are drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

    Core units provide an orientation and a linguistic foundation to allow students to develop specialised knowledge across key areas of study in language documentation and maintenance. All study of language and culture is firmly embedded in pedagogical practice that is culturally based, informed by history and underpinned by accountable and respectful application of linguistic theory and methods in urban and remote community language maintenance and revitalisation.

    Students supplement their study with the learning of Indigenous languages and/or preparation for culturally appropriate research practices.

    Link to CDU website for unit information - Course Structure

    HE-LanguagesDownload WINLL1 brochure

NEED MORE INFORMATION OR HELP WITH ENROLLING?

Should you require any further information regarding the course or the SATAC application or enrolment process please contact:

Academic Support Advisor
Dr Michele Willsher
T: 08 8946 7402
E: michele.willsher@batchelor.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Lecturer
Paola Fischer
T: 08 8946 6028
E: paola.fischer@batchelor.edu.au

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