Summer School
11 - 22 January 2021

10 x full-days

On Campus





Current UniSA students: 
refer to the LANG 2031 
or LANG 5029 course pages


Course materials: $250 (GST inclusive)


Non-UniSA students:
Early Bird: $1700 
Full Fee: $1900


Early Bird Discount ends 1 Nov 2020


All Enrolments close 3 January 2021

Magill Campus

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 2021

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.


Available courses

Winter School

Upcoming dates: TBA

  • Three-day intensive program
  • Alice Springs Location
  • Become familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words


Summer School

Upcoming dates: 11 - 22 January 2021

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




Upcoming dates: TBA

  • 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


How to apply

Register for the upcoming Summer School course today. Enrolments Close 3 January 2021

Apply now

Additional information

Cancellation policy

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, plus a refund processing fee of $27.50 incl. GST will be charged to participants who withdraw from the course after the fee has been paid.  This is to cover processing time and costs.

Participants who withdraw from the course after 3 January 2021 will be charged a 25% cancellation fee, plus a refund processing fee of $27.50 incl. GST.

No refund will be issued after the course has commenced.


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