Linguistic Workshops held in Ceduna

The FWLC will be holding 2 x Linguistic Workshops for local Indigenous Community Members in Ceduna that will be conducted by Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD). There will be NO COST involved except for your own travel/accommodation requirements and it is open to ALL Indigenous persons interested in Language Linguistics that will help revive and restore the local endangered languages in the Ceduna region. It is advised to attend both workshops as they will be different.

It is advised that those person(s) wanting to do the Certificate II in Master Apprentice Language Learning Program (MALLP) in February 2017 to attend both DRIL Workshops prior to the MALLP beginning.

Flexible DRIL Training Workshop 1 – 6th – 8th September 2016 (3 days – 9 am start to 5pm)

Flexible DRIL Training Workshop 2 – 22nd & 24th November 2016 (3 days – 9 am start to 5pm)


Master Apprentice Language Learning Program (MALLP) held in Ceduna

The FWLC will be commencing training in Certificate II in Master Apprentice Language Learning Program (MALLP) that will assist in the revival and restoration of the endangered languages in the Ceduna and surrounding region being Wirangu, Kokatha/Gugada & Mirning.

This is a 6 month course delivered in Ceduna with 3 x 1 week Blocks that will commence on 12-17th February 2017. No qualification necessary but registration is required

This Certificate is open to ALL Indigenous Community members of local Ceduna and surrounding areas but if you live outside the region you will need to pay for your own travel/accommodation.

There maybe a cost associated with this course with limited places and subsidy is available depending on your circumstances. For more details please contact 08 86253 785 or

NO travel & accommodation provided as these will be at your own costs.

More details on the Course please check out RNLD website: click here


  • to develop a pool of Indigenous regional trainers who will subsequently be able to deliver expert training in the Master-Apprentice method in communities, Indigenous organisations, and key Indigenous educational institutions across Australia,
  • to offer training in methods appropriate for use in locations which do not have a fluent language speaker population and thus which are not yet ready to develop Master-Apprentice teams; for example, ‘language pods’, which have been developed in the US by communities such as the Yurok of Northern California,
  • through this, to create local Master-Apprentice teams and language pods in numerous locations to help rebuild conversational fluency in Australia’s Indigenous languages.


The Master-Apprentice method pairs one speaker of the language (the master) with one apprentice belonging to the same ancestral language group, and the pair is trained in one-on-one language immersion techniques. The trained team commits to spending at least ten hours per week together teaching and learning the language.

The method was developed in the USA, where it is managed by the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival


The FWLC assists in revitalisation and restoration of the local endangered languages in the Ceduna and surrounding areas.. The aim is to encourage engagement and increase understanding of West Coast Languages.

About FWLC

The FWLC is a language centre established by the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation with the intention to revive and restore endangered languages within the regiona and to provide language resources and services for the Wirangu, Mirning and Gugada languages.

To find out more about the FWLC drop into the Far West Languages Centre situated inside the Ceduna Arts Centre at 2 Eyre Highway or call us on (08) 8625 3785.