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The 41 modules listed below are all currently available as part of the Flexible DRIL program.
Developing a language project
The modules in this topic cover all stages of planning and developing a language project, from choosing the topic and goals of the project, to considering ethical and cultural issues and setting up protocols, writing a grant application for funding, finding existing information and resources about the language, and developing partnerships and networks.
The modules in this topic focus on recording your language with digital audio and video equipment. The exercises assist in choosing the right recording equipment and accessories for your project and budget, practical and cultural issues in audio and video recording, and methods to make sure your recordings remain safe and secure and can be easily accessed. Learners who are not yet familiar with computers and the internet have the opportunity to build and use those skills.
Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program
The modules in this topic focus on the skills included in developing and running a Master-Apprentice team in your home, community or workplace. You will gain an understanding of the Master-Apprentice principles and of immersion language learning methods. The practical exercises build knowledge of a range of methods that are used to leave English behind, and develop communicative ability in the target language. These 6 modules are all part of the Certificate II in Master-Apprentice Language Learning Method.
Models for language revitalisation
The modules in this topic introduce you to different models for language reclamation, revival and maintenance. The practical exercises assist in planning appropriate strategies for your language situation.
Creating language resources
The modules in this topic cover the skills needed to produce language resources ranging from print to audio, video and animations. The dictionary module helps you choose the kind of dictionary you want to create, and the best software program for the project.
Linguistics and language documentation
The modules in this topic introduce you to the core areas in linguistics and give you an understanding of the kind of work that linguists do. You will learn to form words and sentences in your language, and to build skills in speaking, reading and writing your language. More advanced topics will teach you how to document your language, transcribe your recordings, and build more complex sentences.
The module in this topic develops your ability to publicise Indigenous language issues in the wider world. Participants learn to use PowerPoint and make a brief presentation to your community group or in your workplace. You can build your skills in public awareness strategies, through focusing on writing about your language, making a conference presentation, creating a media campaign, or developing a community signage project in your language.
Sharing and applying skills
The modules in this topic focus on sharing your skills more widely in your community and workplace, and planning for work and further study.