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INDG2005: Learning an Australian Language

Gamilaraay is an Indigenous Australian language from the mid-northwest of NSW that is currently undergoing revitalisation. This unit of study will provide students with a basic competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Gamilaraay sufficient to recognise and construct simple utterances in the language, and to understand its relationships with other languages. Classes will progressively develop each student's abilities in the language.

Code INDG2005
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. pronounce and recognise up to 200 words in Gamilaraay correctly
  • LO2. understand and speak a variety of simple sentence forms in Gamilaraay
  • LO3. understand and respond to simple Gamilaraay commands
  • LO4. initiate and participate in simple Gamilaraay conversations
  • LO5. respond effectively to unfamiliar problems in unfamiliar contexts
  • LO6. read and write simple sentences and texts in Gamilaraay
  • LO7. use oral, written, and visual communication to further your own learning and as tools for interacting and relating to others
  • LO8. explain the basic grammatical rules of Gamilaraay
  • LO9. discuss the importance of language revival and its processes
  • LO10. identify, define and analyse problems and identify or create processes to solve them
  • LO11. use information in critical thinking and problem solving contexts to construct knowledge
  • LO12. demonstrate an appreciation of and respect for Indigenous Australian linguistic and cultural diversity.