Learn an Australian Indigenous Language

All you need to know to speak an Australian Indigenous Language

Many Australians are unaware of the distinctive features of Aboriginal languages, how many were spoken in Australia at the time of the first arrival of overseas explorers and even what they sound and look like.

This curriculum of short simple lessons explore the principles of language, how sounds are created, and the key features of an indigenous language. The topic is a fascinating one and it is a series of lessons I have delivered to a variety of audiences - from secondary students to highly engaged corporate employees.

This program uses a particular language as a case study - a language spoken in the Pilbara region of the north-west of Western Australia. And the language features learnt here apply to many other indigenous languages throughout Australia. They are all related, but they are all so different.

Your Instructor

Malcom Brown
Malcom Brown

My years in outback Australia learning the local indigenous languages and then sharing the learning back to the speakers with a dictionary, grammar rules and story books for the children to read were the most rewarding years of my career.

I have worked in communities in every state of Australia and have a profound knowledge of Indigenous Languages spoken in Australia.

These lectures are about one of the first languages that I learnt in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When will the course be fully loaded?
A lecture is added each week, and so once you have listened to the first few lectures you can look forward to some new content each week, right up to final completion.

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