Teaching the Kaurna Language: Embedding Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Technologies

29th March, 2019 @ 9:00 am


29/03/2019 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Are you interested in engaging students in learning about Aboriginal language and culture in authentic ways? Would you like to hear how you can integrate Kaurna language into Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Technologies?

As part of this workshop you will be provided with conceptual understandings, teaching strategies and resources to allow you to integrate Kaurna language and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into a range of learning areas. You will learn how to say an ‘Acknowledgement to Country’ in Kaurna language and the history behind this cultural protocol. You will practice some basic questions and answers in Kaurna that you can then share with your students. Through learning the Kaurna language, you will develop a deeper understanding of Kaurna culture and through this understanding of their vocabulary and grammatical structures, some insights into the Kaurna way of perceiving the world.

Although the language focus for this workshop is on Kaurna, the activities and strategies for integration can be applied to other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages.


Workshop Outline

  • The cultural significance of an ‘Acknowledgement to Country’ and how to say it in Kaurna
  • Using Kaurna language for some basic conversation
  • Integrating Kaurna language into Literacy and Numeracy
  • Using Kaurna language to teach computational thinking and Digital Technologies
  • Reflecting on how language provides a unique glimpse into another culture


Target Group

ELC Educators to Year 6 Teachers



Briony Franklin, Pulteney Grammar School
Monica Williams, AISSA


Registration for this event will in cur a fee of $50.00(GST inclusive) per participant.  This fee is invoiced after the event and is payable even if you do not attend on the day as AISSA will still incur cost.  If notice of cancellation is received before 21/03/2019 the fee will be waived.

Parking is available in nearby streets. Please refer to AISSA 128 Greenhill Road Parking Map

For all registration enquiries please contact Sandy Cross.


Bookings are closed for this event.