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Certificate II in Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program
This Certificate II course (10124NAT) is a nationally recognised training program owned by the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity Inc. The Certificate II course is delivered by the RNLD under an agreement with our partner RTO the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC).
This course provides a foundation and practice in the Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program (MALLP). MALLP is an intensive one-to-one language immersion method that has been developed specifically to support the revitalisation of Indigenous languages.
The goal is for learners to develop conversational proficiency in the language and for speakers to develop skills in teaching their language through an immersion language learning model so that a community of speakers of the target Indigenous language can be rebuilt or strengthened. Participants will explore the principles of the method and deepen their understanding of language immersion principles and methods. They will learn how to apply immersion language methods in pairs or small language teams as appropriate to their specific family, community or workplace context in order to support the reclamation, revitalisation and maintenance of Indigenous languages.
Graduates will gain basic factual and procedural knowledge of the MALLP framework, and the processes of language acquisition and revitalisation through which a greater knowledge and use of the target language can be obtained. Participants will focus on language learning techniques, methods for teaching through immersion language learning activities, and skills in leading activities specific to a defined language situation and cultural context.
This course will be suitable for family and community groups, staff in Aboriginal Language Centres and Indigenous Knowledge Centres, Aboriginal corporations, and teachers of language programs in schools, communities and Indigenous organisations who want to support the revitalisation of Indigenous languages.
For candidates who do not wish to be in the role of a Master (language speaker and teacher) or Apprentice (language learner), the course has been designed to allow candidates in other language program roles such as administrator or mentor to complete all other units aside from MALPRC206 Participate in a Master-Apprentice language learning team. Completion of individual units will therefore be recognised to allow the flexibility needed to meet the needs of Indigenous participants.
To achieve the qualification, 10124NAT Certificate II in Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program, the learner must complete all 8 core units.
RNLD gratefully acknowledges the support of the Indigenous Languages and Arts program which has funded the development of this certificate.
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