COURSE INFORMATION

DATES AVAILABLE
Advanced (Online)
5 - 7 July, 2023
.
Winter School (Alice Springs)
20 - 22 July, 2023
.
Winter School (Online)
26 - 28 July, 2023

Registrations Open: 
3 April 2023

CONTACT HOURS
3 days
9am – 3pm

MODE
Advanced - Online 
Winter School - Internal or Online

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Advanced: Completion of Summer School or
Previous in-depth engagement with the language

Winter School: Nil

FEES
Materials $250
.
Early Bird: $600
Registration: $750

LOCATION
Online (via zoom)
or
Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Precinct

 

 

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

Advanced 

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.

Completion of Summer School or previous in-depth engagement with the language is required for entry into the course.

Course is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.


Winter School 

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.

 

Summer School

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.
UniSA applicants should enrol into LANG 2031 or LANG 5029 through the usual enrolment process.
Cross institutional student from other Universities can enrol here: https://askcampuscentral.unisa.edu.au/app/single-course-admission
UniSA and Cross institutional student are required to purchase the course materials for $250.

Available courses

Summer School

Upcoming dates:
January 2024 - Dates TBC

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

 

Advanced 

Upcoming dates: 
July 5 - 7, 2023

  • Online (via zoom)
  • 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: 
July 20 - 22, 2023 (Alice Springs) or
July 26 - 28, 2023 (online)

  • 2 intakes avaliable
  • 3-day intensive course
  • Become familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words

How to apply

Registrations for our Advanced Course and Winter School open on Monday 3 April.
Email AnanguEducation@unisa.edu.au to be added to our mailing list

Apply now

Additional information

Cancellation policy

Advaned and Winter School 2023

Cancellation requests should be made, in writing, to AnanguEducation@unisa.edu.au

If a participant is unable to attend a substitute participant can be nominated. 

A 10% administration fee will be charged to participants who withdraw from the course after registration.  This fee will be charged on registration costs only (not materials).

Participants who withdraw from the course after 25 June 2023 will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.

No refund will be issued after 5 July (Advanced), 20 July (Winter School F2F) or 26 July (Winter School Online)

Full refunds will be issued in the event UniSA cancels a course.

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