Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum
28 August 2013
At the William Angliss Insitute, Melbourne on Wednesday the 28th to Thursday the 29th of August 2013
Puliima has expanded!
28 August 2013
New workshops announced
30 September 2011
View our latest newsletter for Spring 2011
Miromaa Language Documentation Project
30 August 2010
VACL has just begun a large documentation project to enter all language material from Victorian languages that are recorded in all historical sources into the Miromaa Language Database for communities to develop their languages and resources for teaching language.
Dr R Marika Scholarship Awarded
24 May 2010
Vick Couzens, VACL Project Officer, recently won the Dr R Marika Conference Support Scholarship to attend an international Indigenous Languages Symposium in the USA in June, 2010.
ABC- Message Stick: Many Tongues, One Voice
22 September 2009
ABC's Message Stick Sunday night aired an episode relating to Aboriginal Language and it's endangerment. The Episode was titled 'Many Tongues; One Voice'...
VACL SUMMER SCHOOL 2010
10 September 2009
During January VACL will be holding a Summer School Language Camp for all indigenous looking at connecting back with their language.
New National Rep for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
26 August 2009
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom
Calma will deliver a National Press Club (NPC) address Thursday, 27
August, on the proposed model for a new national representative body for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
MEDIA RELEASE: New National approach to preserve Indigenous Languages
10 August 2009
Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin announced the new approach for Indigeonus Languages...
VACL Book Order Form
15 July 2009
VACL has updated their order form
Aims of the P-10 Standards
11 June 2009
Lynnette Solomon-Dent and Linguist Dr Christina Eira were comissioned by the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) to wirte a set of standards to enable Aboriginal Languages, Cultures and Reclamation to be studied as an accredited subject right throughout school. The teaching of Aboriginal Languages has been to reflect the views, concerns and requests of the Aboriginal community in regard to teaching their Languages in schools.
18 December 2008
After many years, the Wathwoorroong Dictionary has been completed and printed. It is soon to be launched during NAIDOC Week at the Wathaurong Co-Operative in Geelong.
P-10 Community Consultations
23 July 2008
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has commissioned the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) to organise Indigenous Consultation Workshops with LAECGs, VAEAI, VACL and Indigenous community members during July and August 2008.
Koori school reaps language benefits
04 December 2007
Teachers at a Sydney high school say since they've been teaching Indigenous students the Dharug language, the students have lifted their attendance rates.
20 November 2007
Linking language extinction, biodiversity & the human knowledge base.
VACL Newsletter - September 2007
18 September 2007
Just Released is the 2nd VACL Newsletter for 2007
Download: VACL Newsletter - September 2007
VACL Newsletter - April 2007
11 April 2007
Just released, the latest VACL Newsletter is available for download
Download: VACL Newsletter - April 2007
WATHAURONG INTERACTIVE CD
01 August 2006
A group of 30 intrepid would be actors from the Wathaurong community made their way to Koornoo to make a short film. The film was about a community group going to Koornoo on a camping trip. Everyone who was involved in the making of the film had a fantastic time. It was a real community event with people saying it was the best 2 days ever, despite being down at Koornoo at 8am on Sunday morning in very cold and sometimes wet and windy conditions!!
CERT III, IV AND DIPLOMA IN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES
01 August 2006
VACL would like to introduce the new TAFE Certificate III, IV and Diploma course in Australian Indigenous Languages! This new program is a partnership between VACL, the Yirruk-Tinnor Gunnai Community Language Program and the Koorie Unit at Gippsland TAFE and will be held at GippsTAFE in Morwell. The Certificate III and IV courses will be offered in the second half of 2006 with the Diploma course beginning in 2007/8.
Wergaia Language Workshop - Horsham
08 October 2005
VACL recently attended the Wergaia Language workshop held in Horsham. The workshop was organized by the Department of Education on behalf of the Wotjobaluk people to investigate methods of reviving the local language particularly through the education system. Little ones, teenagers and elders from the local community as well as community linguists and teachers, were in attendance.
MCEETYA - National Statement for Languages Education in Schools
01 July 2005
Languages education for all students is a relatively new concept in the history of Australian schooling. While the study of languages has long been an established part of the curriculum in many secondary schools, it was generally seen as an area of study for the academically able.
In 2003, the Ministerial Council of Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) undertook a Review of Languages Education in Australian Schools.
Heywood Language Workshop
02 June 2005
VACL held a language Workshop for the South-West Region of Victoria. The two day workshop was held at Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation in Heywood which was attended by all the language workers from the Community Language Programs and several representatives from local schools and various members of the local community.
VCE INFO DAY
10 September 2004
In September VACL held a VCE Languages Subject information day for prospective schools wishing to teach Indigenous Languages. Uncle Sandy Atkinson (VACL Chairperson) opened the info day by stressing the importance of holding onto language as in the earlier days language was gone and best forgotten.
EA Report - State of indigenous Languages in Australia
01 November 2001
This paper provides data for, or information about, nine environmental indicators related to the condition of Indigenous languages in Australia, being a contribution towards the 2001 national State of the Environment report.
Old VACL Newsletters
25 June 2000
Old Editions of the VACL Newsletter can be found here...