Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages

The Living Archive is a digital archive of endangered literature in
Indigenous languages of the Northern Territory. For more information


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Launch and Public Lecture

5:00pm – 6:30pm, Monday 7 April 
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House Darw

The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages archive will be launched by the Dr Tom Calma, recently inaugurated Chancellor of the University of Canberra and will accompany a talk by Professor Michael Christie of the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University entitled ‘Aboriginal languages, literatures and technologies in the Northern Territory since the 1970s’. 

The talk is a reflection on Professor Christie’s over 40 years involvement with bilingual education, linguistics and literature production in the NT, and the ways in which Aboriginal philosophies and pedagogies have influenced the production and use of literature over the years.

The archive contains books in over 25 Indigenous languages from 20 different communities, and includes traditional stories, language instruction, histories, songs, experience stories, ethno-scientific texts and others.

Free event, open to the public. Bookings essential.

Australian Curriculum: English as an Additional Language or Dialect Teacher Resource

ACARA has developed the English as an Additional Language or Dialect Teacher Resource to support teachers as they develop teaching and learning programs in the Australian Curriculum: Foundation to Year 10 with EAL/D students.

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect Teacher Resource includes several related publications.

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect Teacher Resource has been developed to:

  • advise teachers about areas of the Australian Curriculum that EAL/D students may find challenging and why
  • assist classroom teachers to identify where their EAL/D students are broadly positioned on a progression of English language learning
  • help teachers understand students’ cultural and linguistic diversity and how this understanding can be used in the classroom
  • provide examples of teaching strategies supportive of EAL/D students
  • complement existing state and territory resources for teaching EAL/D
  • provide an overview for teachers who may not have specialist training in the area of EAL/D or access to specialist EAL/D teachers.

As further learning areas/subjects in the Australian Curriculum are developed, additional components of the resource will be published.

From the Gallery

Languages of the Top End


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