Master of Indigenous Languages Education

The University of Sydney
In Canberra (Australia)

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Canberra (Australia)
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  • Canberra (Australia)
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Developed specifically for Indigenous Australian participants, the

Master of Indigenous Languages Education is designed to improve your knowledge of Indigenous Australian languages and enhance your employability in the field.

− Deep knowledge of Indigenous Australian languages

− Enhanced capacity to support Indigenous Australian languages education in schools and community settings

− Experience in the delivery of Indigenous Australian languages education programs in a range of educational settings

The program delivers a broad knowledge of the linguistic features of Indigenous Australian languages as well as covering theories of language acquisition and learning. It integrates and applies the areas of linguistics, language education theory and practice to Indigenous Australian languages. You do not need to be fluent in an Indigenous Australian language to enter the program.


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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Course programme

Study plan

You will complete 8 units of study (48 credit points (cp)) which are delivered in block mode in three separate intensive weeks each semester. In Semester 1 all students complete core units of study in sounds and writing, words and meanings, sentences and texts, and theories and methods in Indigenous language learning (24cp total). In Semester 2 you will complete compulsory units of study in research methods, curriculum development, and the use of technology in language learning. You must also select one elective unit of study which may include an approved research project, or the opportunity to undertaken study in an Indigenous language as part of an an accredited external language teaching program.

  • Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Languages Education

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