UQ Winter School in Language Revitalisation

4-7 July, 2022

limited places available 

At the UQ School of Languages and Cultures we are developing a new program for Indigenous people working to learn and reactivate their own languages. To ensure the program is responsive, high quality and relevant, its design is led by Indigenous community and industry members and Indigenous UQ staff. Recognising and building on your and your community’s knowledge and strengths in reactivating your languages is at the core of our design.

To launch this program, two Short Form modules ‘Building your Language Revitalisation Network’ and ‘Being an Adult Language Learner’ will be taught through a series of online learning activities and a Winter School 4-7 July at the UQ Moreton Bay Research Station, Dunwich, Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island. Accommodation and meals are included. Fees are $800 per course. Bursaries are available on application.

About ‘Building your Language Revitalisation Network’

Language revitalisation is a long-term and community-based task. It requires different kinds of resources and supports - from people and networks to funding bodies, archives and reference materials. In this module you will identify and add to the resources you have to strengthen your language revitalisation network.

About ‘Being an Adult Language learner’

Adult language learning is key to language revitalisation, but it is distinct from other language learning contexts. In Australia and globally, individual and community strategies for language learning are innovative and responsive. In this module you will learn about these strategies and reflect on the ways that suit you for different parts of language learning - including speaking, words, phrases and structures. You will practice using reference materials and map your own goals and language learning journey.

The courses are aimed at people involved in any field of language revitalisation, including language teaching and learning, archival research and archiving, language documentation or arts-based practice.

The two modules begin on 13 June with a set of weekly online learning activities, followed by the Winter School (4-7 July) and two follow up weeks of online activities. Full course details and an enrolment page will be available on the UQ website soon.

For more information, contact Des Crump desmond.crump@uq.edu.au or Samantha Disbray s.disbray@uq.edu.au

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