In this section of the website you will find:

  1. Activities for families to learn and use the Noongar language at home.
  2. Activities for teachers and educators to use the Noongar language in schools
  3. Fun and game activities using the Noongar language.
  4. Information on language and cultural workshops

The Noongar Boodjar Language Centre provides opportunities for easy access to resources for everyone to learn and engage with the Noongar language. To learn a little about the language, check out the Language section on this website.

Language and Culture Workshops

Noongar Boodjar Language Centre offers workshops. Detailed information about these workshops can be found below. Workshops include:

  1. Learn Basic Noongar- 5 weeks x 2 hours a week
  2. Cultural Competencies Training (Cultural Awareness Training)- 6 hour session
  3. Teacher PD: Introduction to the Noongar Language- 3 hour session
  4. Noongar Kinship- 6 hour session
  5. Noongar Cultural Mapping- 6 hour session

You can find the dates for these training sessions in the Events section of this website. Book and pay for an event by clicking on the event of your choice. Bookings can be made by Paypal, credit card or debit card.

To obtain a copy of the training program for 2017, click here.

 

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Charmaine undertaking a Noongar language writer’s workshop 2015

1. Learn Basic Noongar

Using a master and apprentice learning framework, this fun and highly interactive course is a 5-week course of 2 hours per week, providing an introduction and cultural emersion experience into the Noongar language. The aim is to develop listening and speaking skills in a safe and supportive environment.

All lessons a based on listening and speaking in single words and short phrases with visual aids and actions to help the apprentice to understand what is said.

Participants will develop the competency to engage in basic Noongar conversation. Each person who completes the 5 week course will receive a participation certificate. Participants will receive a ‘Learn some Noongar’ book as part of the course fee.

Course 1 begins: Tuesday 7th February 2017 6-8pm at Bunbury

Course 2 begins: Tuesday 27th June 2017 10-12 midday at Bunbury

Course 3 begins: Wednesday 1st November 2017 6-8pm at Bunbury

To book a place, go to the events section of this website, choose the date of your choice, click on it and you can book and pay for a place.

Cost $100 per person + GST

2 hour x 5 weeks course (total of 10 hours)

Maximum 20 people per session

 

2. Cultural Competency Training (Cultural Awareness Training +)

A 6-hour workshop based on developing cultural competencies and the opportunity to explore the perceptions, beliefs, history, strategies and identity related to Noongar culture and language.

The workshop will provide participants with essential knowledge and skills to successfully work in a cross-cultural environment. Participants will acknowledge the past, reconcile the present and feel empowered to walk with Noongar people together into the future.

Cultural Competencies training in 2017 will be held on:

Tuesday 9th Feb                   in Bunbury

Tuesday 9th March               in Bunbury

Thursday 6th April             in Bunbury

Thursday 11th May             in Perth

Thursday 8th June             in Bunbury

Thursday 6th July                    in Bunbury

Thursday 10th August               in Perth

Wednesday 6th September         in Bunbury

Thursday 5th October               in Bunbury

Tuesday 7th November    in Perth

Booking can be made by selecting the date of your choice on the events page and clicking on it to book.

Cost $200 per person + GST

6 hour course includes all course material, handbook, morning tea and lunch

Maximum 20 people per session

 

3. Teacher PD: Introduction to Noongar Language

An introduction to the Noongar language phonemic system, morphology and grammar with a strategic focus on language competencies, meta language development and linguist competences.

Educators will develop a Noongar linguistic competency framework which will provide a meta cognitive approach to the Noongar language.

Teacher PD: Introduction to Noongar Language sessions will run on these dates:

1. Wednesday 1st February  Bunbury

2. Monday 24th April    Perth

3. Mond 17th July      Bunbury

4. Monday  9th October   Bunbury

 

Cost $200 per person + GST

3 hour course

Maximum 20 people per session

 

To book a place, go to the events section of this website, choose the date of your choice, click on it and you can book and pay for a place.

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Participants at a Master and Apprentice Noongar Language learning workshop 2014

4. Noongar Kinship Course

This 6 hour course will skill Noongar people to explore their family background to obtain kinship information, work out their clan associations, dialect associations, moiety and skin group. Specific information will be provided to enable each participant to work on their own family associations.

People of non-Noongar heritage are welcome to attend the course as well to learn about the Noongar kinship structure and systems.

The course is ideal for people who wish to deepen their personal and family understanding of their place in the Noongar kinship system, clan and moiety.

The course costs includes all resources and materials, morning tea and lunch. Course presenter is Denise Smith-Ali.

 

Cost $200 per person + GST

6 hour course

Maximum 10 people per session

Course 1: Date TBA      in Bunbury

Course 2: Date TBA       in Perth

 

To book a place, go to the events section of this website, choose the date of your choice, click on it and you can book and pay for a place.

5. Noongar Cultural Mapping

This course will skill people to undertake cultural mapping of locations of Noongar significance. The training will skill you to study a location to uncover and document the stories, people, language, cultural significance, sites, artefacts, dreaming and Noongar heritage associated with that location.

If you’ve ever wanted a way to record heritage about a site, this is the course for you. The course is open to all members of the public.

The course fee includes all resources, morning tea and lunch. The course will be delivered by linguist Denise Smith-Ali in a hands-on way that will get participants working on cultural mapping of an actual site.

Cost $200 per person + GST

6 hour course

Maximum 10 people per session

Course 1: Date TBA      in Bunbury

Course 2: Date TBA       in Perth

 

To book a place, go to the events section of this website, choose the date of your choice, click on it and you can book and pay for a place.

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NBLCAC Board members participating in a cultural discussion 2014

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Wadjak Clan Poster