Category Archives: Bilingual Education

Teaching Indigenous Languages in primary schools

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share these news articles which relate how some primary schools have introduce their local Indigenous language and is taught to all children of the school and town. Even though Indigenous Language in Education is in … Continue reading

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Bilingual education policy ‘relaxed’

More news on the NT bilingual education policy here. Minister Chris Burns will not confirm that the policy has been dropped but says “Our focus is still on kids being literate and numerate in English and we’ve moved to a … Continue reading

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NT Drops First Four Hours of English Policy!

Wow, what great news! Greg Dickson has written an excellent blog post over at fully sic explaining the background and outcome of the Northern Territory government’s policy, hopefully this means schools in the NT can soon teach bilingually with government … Continue reading

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Aidan Wilson (fullysic) on language loss and more.

Aidan Wilson from Fullysic blog wrote this article for the ABCs The Drum. In it he discusses the passing of his Grandmother, one of the few remaining fluent speakers of Tradational Tiwi and the wider implications of language loss for … Continue reading

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New Bilingual Autobiography from Aboriginal Studies Press

I found this book review in the latest issue of Education: Journal of the NSW Teachers Federation (Vol. 93 No. 5, May 28, 2012). Kurlumarniny: We Come from the Desert, by Monty Hale, is a bilingual autobiography, written in both … Continue reading

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AuSIL’s letter to the Committee Secretary of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

http://www.ausil.org.au/sites/ausil/files/Sub060.pdf This letter from AuSIL (Australian Society for Indigenous Languages) to the Committee Secretary of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs outlines the benefits and importance of incorporating Indigenous Languages into school programs. … Continue reading

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ABC’s ‘Behind the News’ 17/11/2009

The target audience for ‘Behind the News’ is children – how wonderful that the topic of Aboriginal Language is reaching young ears!  Watch the program here: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2744198.htm You will also notice many other interesting links on this Behind the News site, such as: … Continue reading

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