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Academic Vying for Grant to Investigate Technology for Indigenous Schoolchildren

Dr Robyn Ober A Northern Territory academic at Batchelor Institute hopes to win a grant to lead a major investigation into an important issue in education – supporting Indigenous schoolchildren to learn English as a second language whilst keeping their own language, culture and identi
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Master-Apprentice Language Revival in NYC

Vanessa Farrelly, Pertame Language Activist and staff member of the Batchelor Institute CALL program, accompanied by her grandmother, Kathleen Bradshaw, recently attended the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Global Indigenous Language Training in New York to learn about Master-
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Honouring a pioneer, Luise Hercus (1926-2018)

Cover image: still from film taken by Graham Hercus, 1966; original in Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Thantyi song (detail) transcribed by Grace Koch; cover design by Sarah Martin (adapted from a design by Jenny Green) The focus by Batchelor Ins
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Bilingual Education Matters

Brenda Muthamuluwuy teaching Gupapuyŋu In the continuing tradition of supporting the teaching of Indigenous Languages in schools, several staff from Batchelor Institute recently co-facilitated a 3-day professional development workshop in Darwin. On the 15th October, 18 people from var
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WANALA Forum 2018

  Wadeye Elders, Kunagarkan Elders and families joined together to celebrate the opening of the Western and Northern Aboriginal Language Alliance (WANALA), which was co-hosted by Batchelor Institute and Wadeye Community. The WANALA Forum was a wonderful success which delivered an
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Djiningi djurra manymak ‘This is a good book’

Photo Caption: Stanley Rankin and Batchelor Institute linguist Margaret Carew, at Maningrida College, August 2018. Stanley Djalarra Rankin is one of the ceremonial leaders for the Miwal story which contains important sacred traditional knowledge of the Marrangu Djinang people of north
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Happy International Mother Language Day!

Batchelor Institute and the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) joined with people around the world to celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2017. International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote ling
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Alison Nannup – PTS Graduate and Bachelor of Indigenous Languages & Linguistics student

“Learning about both-ways really stood out for me.  At school I kept my culture to myself as I was scared of being judged.  In PTS I fitted in and with the both-ways approach I was encouraged to share and it was like my knowledge was unlocked from within me.  The oral presentations he
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Jeffrey James – PTS Graduate and Bachelor of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advocacy student

“I wanted to get my skills up to go to uni as I didn’t finish Year 12.  I didn’t know what an essay was.  Starting PTS I was scared.  It was the first time I had travelled by myself and it was my first time out of Queensland.” “The thing I like about PTS is that you are not treated li
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Iltyem-iltyem: a new resource for Indigenous sign languages of Central Australia

Photo by David Hancock Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is proud to launch an online resource of Central Australian sign languages, available at iltyemiltyem.com/sign/. This project is a partnership between Batchelor Institute, the Ti Tree community language team,
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