People completing the Winter School should be able to enter into elementary conversations with Pitjantjatjara people. There will also be historical and cross-cultural information within the curriculum.

Consisting of oral practice, elementary vocabulary basic grammar and written exercises, the School will be conducted with sessions of role play with an emphasis on oral fluency, small group sessions for revision and practice or oral language and grammar sessions. It will provide structures on which students can build to enable further progress in the language.

This two-day intensive program will be delivered with the assistance of traditional tutors from the APY Lands and northern parts of South Australia. The tutors, who come from communities such as Umuwa, Ernabella and Amata will work with small groups of participants throughout the course and will provide first-hand knowledge of the Pitjantjatjara language and culture from a traditional Aboriginal perspective.


By the end of the School students will be:

  • familiar with a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words
  • familiar with the sounds of the language and be able to reproduce them
  • have a basic grammatical knowledge with an understanding of the four noun and four verb classes and four or five tenses of the verbs in each class
  • be able to converse in simple sentences.


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