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Online Kunwinjku course enrolments open

28 February 2019

Enrolments for the first university-level course teaching Kunwinjku launched by The Australian National University (ANU) and Charles Darwin University (CDU) are still open for those interested in speaking language from West Arnhem Land and Kakadu.
The new course is jointly run by ANU and CDU and set to welcome its first cohort of students in first semester 2019 and is being coordinated by ANU-CDU PhD scholar Cathy Bow in collaboration with the Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre.
By special arrangement with Charles Darwin University, the Bininj Kunwok online language and culture course is also being offered to people living and working in West Arnhem Land for a special price. This shorter version is available to people in community who don’t want to enrol in a full university program. 
Ms Bow said the new course is an important way of sharing the Indigenous culture of West Arnhem Land where many non-Indigenous people work in this region, but very few learn the first language of the local people.
"Many Australians don't have a sense of the value of language to Indigenous people," she said.
Ms Bow is working closely with a language committee of native Kunwinjku speakers from West Arnhem Land who have been involved in designing the curriculum and resources. 
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