COURSE INFORMATION

DATES AVAILABLE
Summer School
10 - 21 January 2022

CONTACT HOURS
10 x full-days

MODE
In-Person

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Nil

FEES
Course materials: $250 (GST inclusive)
.
Registration Fee: $1900
.
Registations Close:
3 January 2022
.
EARLY BIRD PRICING:
$1700
Early Bird Registrations Close: 1 Nov 2021
.
Internal Students or Cross Institutional Students - 
Enrol into LANG 2031 (UG) or LANG 5029 (PG) - enrolments open October 5

LOCATION
Magill Campus
St Bernards Rd, Magill

 

 

Course overview

The Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Language and Culture Program will benefit those who work or live with Anangu (Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people) or are interested in learning more about Aboriginal languages and cultures.

The program will familiarise participants with some context-specific vocabulary and a basic overview of grammatical structures. There will also be historical and cross-cultural learning within the program. This will allow students to progress their language skills and build relationships with Anangu.

Course materials*

  • Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English Dictionary (Goddard)
  • Wangka Wiru (Eckert & Joyce)
  • Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Verb Wheel (Mirabooka Press)
  • Wangka Kulintjaku (UniSA - book and digital audio files included)

*The purchase of materials is not required for participants who already own these

UniSA's Pitjarjatjara Summer School

Why the Pitjantjatjara/
Yankunytjatjara Language and Culture Program?

The teaching approach includes Anangu tutors working intensively with small groups throughout the course, providing first-hand knowledge of the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language and culture from Anangu perspectives.

 

Course structure

Summer School 2022

This two-week program will be delivered in collaboration with Anangu tutors from the APY Lands in South Australia. The tutors will work with small groups throughout the course and will provide first-hand knowledge of the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara language and culture from an Anangu perspective.

By the end of the course the students will be:

  • familiar with a basic vocabulary
  • familiar with the sounds of the language and be 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.
  • familiar with basic cultural and community protocols for good communication and relationships in Anangu communities.

Note to University students (students from both UniSA and other universities)
A limited number of places are held for UniSA students to study this course as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
Applicants should enrol into LANG 2031 or LANG 5029 through the usual enrolment processes.

 

Winter School (2022 Offerring TBC)

The Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Language Winter School will benefit those who have contact with Pitjantjatjara people in the course of their work. People completing the Winter 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 to enable further progress in the language.

This intensive program will be delivered with the assistance of 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 School students will be:

  • familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words
  • familiar with the sounds of the language and be 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.

 

Advanced (2022 Offerring TBC)

This class is designed for students who have a (minimum) basic vocabulary and grammatical understanding of Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara language and wish to deepen their engagement with more complex language experiences. 

The class will involve conversational language activities, vocabulary and grammar revision and development, and will apply these understanding to constructing and working with texts. The class will include a focus on written translation including cultural and ethical issues relevant to this work.

It is recommended that completion of Summer School or previous in-depth engagement with the language is required.

Course is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Students should have all materials if previously attended Summer School.  Contact AnanguEducation@unisa.edu.au if partial purchase of materials is required

 

Available courses

Summer School

Upcoming dates: January 2022

  • Two-week program
  • Magill campus 
  • Be able to converse in simple sentences

 

Advanced 

Upcoming dates:  TBC, 2022

  • A focus on written translation
  • Participate in more advanced conversational language activities
  • Completion of Summer School or previous in-depth engagement with the language is required

Winter School

Upcoming dates: TBC, 2022 

  • Alice Springs
  • 3-day intensive course
  • Become familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words

How to apply

Register for the upcoming Summer School today.
Registrations close 3 January 2022. Early Bird closes 1 November 2021

Apply now

Additional information

Cancellation policy

Summer School 2022

If a participant is unable to attend a substitute participant can be nominated. Please provide details of the substitute participant ASAP. 

A 10% administration fee will be charged to participants who withdraw from the course after the fee has been paid.  

Participants who withdraw from the course after registrations close (3 January 2022) will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.

No refund will be issued after the course has commenced.

Accommodation 

Please note: participants are responsible for accommodation and transport to and from events.

Contact us

University of South Australia Magill Campus, Saint Bernards Road, Magill SA, Australia