Welcome to this short course, which will introduce you to the language and culture of the Bininj people of West Arnhem Land.
The course is presented through Charles Darwin University under the authority of the Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre.
The course will be done in your own time, and all the materials will be provided online. There will be some opportunities to interact with Bininj online, particularly for those who don’t regularly interact with Bininj.
Each week will be a new topic, according to what Bininj think that people should know when entering a Bininj community, including introducing yourself, talking about family, showing respect, etc. Each unit covers vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, cultural information and some activities.
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Getting started - Aboriginal languages in general, and Bininj Kunwok specifically
Unit 2 - Making connections
Learn some useful language for getting to know people
Unit 3 - Introduce yourself
Learn how to talk about yourself
Unit 4 - Family matters
Going further into understanding family networks and how to talk about them
Unit 5 - Karrinahnarren
Looking after ourselves and each other
Unit 6 - Land and nature
Exploring the natural landscape