This course is designed to give an introduction to the life and languages of the Yolngu people in north east Arnhem Land. The course concentrates on Yolngu Matha (Yolngu language) forms of Dhuwala, and focuses on the everyday community version of the language. A basic grounding in the sounds of the languages, grammar and basic vocabulary provides the basis to develop conversation ability and the learning of other Yolngu languages. Moiety systems, various aspects of kinship, Yolngu life, creation stories, songs, art and ceremonies and how these relate are also presented. A unit of independent study allows students the opportunity to focus on topics of personal interest.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Successful completion of a recognised bachelors degree or equivalent. Native speakers of a Yolngu language who do not have an undergraduate degree, but who are recognised by the Yolngu advisors to the school as having good literacy skills or experience in research or education, will be eligible for admission.
People in regular contact with Yolngu through their professions, and who can demonstrate significant knowledge of culture and language proficiency, may be considered for entry to the course
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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