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Speaking Gamilaraay 1

Undergraduate | ANU-INDG2003 | 2024

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Speaking Gamilaraay 1

About this subject

  • By the end of this course, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the grammar and lexicon of Gamilaraay language.
    • Demonstrate communicative skills allowing them to ask questions, give directions and discuss some topics confidently in Gamilaraay.
    • Read and understand short texts in Gamilaraay.
    • Write short texts in an Gamilaraay.
    • Discuss the importance to Indigenous Australians of using their language, with specific references to the Gamilaraay community.

    In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study 10 hours per week, as follows:

    • preparation for the weekly class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
    • participate in 120 minute sessions via face-to-face video (zoom) at a set time, prescribed by the University.
    • individual study practising the week's lesson, including written and spoken language forms, and vocabulary, and reviewing feedback on their work.

    Please note that timezone differences may apply for those based internationally.

Entry requirements


This is a subject for beginners. If you have prior experience in learning this language, this subject may not be appropriate for you. You may be required to take a placement test.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone • Audacity or other sound recording and editing software
  • Other requirements - This is a fast-paced course at an academic level Please note students need to be available for the face-to-face video conference at a set time prescribed by the University, during the 12-week teaching period

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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