The course runs on weekends with small groups of 10-15 participants who are taught by a teaching team of Kriol speakers and linguist experts. Courses are delivered in Ngukurr and provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for non-Kriol speakers to access hands-on training in a Kriol speaking community. Content covered includes the sounds of the language (and how to write them), basics of Kriol grammar, cross-cultural communication and understanding kinship systems and kinterms used by Kriol speakers. Courses regularly attract participants from Katherine and beyond; for participants travelling to Ngukurr for the course, accommodation is available at the local Darlala Motel.
The next Kriol Awareness Course will be held in early October 2020. Contact Ngukurr Language Centre for more information and on dates of future courses: 08 8977 4225, firstname.lastname@example.org or follow their Facebook page for updates.