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  • Promoting Australia's First Languages

    Promoting Australia's First Languages

    Working with partners to increasing awareness of Australia’s first languages. Read More
  • Gambay - Australian First Languages Map

    Gambay - Australian First Languages Map

    Collaborating with regional language centres to develop an interactive map of Australian languages that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community. Read More
  • First Languages in Education

    First Languages in Education

    From training through to employment, First Languages Australia is working with policy makers and educators to help overcome the issues facing those involved with the teaching and learning of first languages. Read More
  • Angkety map: Digital Resources Report

    Angkety map: Digital Resources Report

    Reporting on benefits and challenges of using digital resources in your language work, and highlighting best practice for digital resource production. Read More
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    Indigenous Languages Collections Strategy

    Working with Australia's major libraries and archives to implement the National Indigenous Collections Strategy (2013). Read More
  • Warra: Building teams, building resources

    Warra: Building teams, building resources

    A set of guidelines for those who are setting out to create resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language projects. Read More
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Digital Resources Review

First Languages Australia continues to review a range of language resources. Together with language centres around the country we have collated a report on the benefits and challenges of using digital resources in your language work.

There are so many options for digital resources. So how do you choose?

Here are six steps to work through in helping decide:

1. What do you want to do with the resource?
2. What skills do people in your group have?
3. What resources do you know about already?
4. Talk with others about what they've used.
5. When you come across a resource that suits your group's skills and objectives, check that it will allow content to be easily imported and exported. This will allow you to use the content in other ways later.
6. If you can't find anything that would be suitable, then as a last resort make something new.

Download the report and summary poster.

The title ‘Angkety map’ is from the Anmatyerr language, meaning ‘many stories’. You can pronounce it by saying ‘ang’ as in sung, ‘ke’ as in keep and ‘ty’ is a similar sound to ‘ch’ in church.

Contact Us

+61 2 4940 9144  or
1300 975 246
First Languages Australia
Postal address
PO Box 528 Newcastle 2300
Level 1/840 Hunter St
Newcastle West, NSW 2302

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