Teaching and Learning

This page updated 2019-07-14


There are many resources for learning Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay, many of them available from this web site.

The Early Learners page of this site has many introductory materials: short videos, songs, and more. These are great for learning a few words that you can use frequently, and for getting used to the sounds of the languages.

The Advanced Learners page has information about courses, including this page, with links to a number of more advanced resources, including the Gamilaraay 1 University course materials.

The References page has links to other materials such as dictionaries and advanced grammars.

You will need to explore the various links to get a good picture of what is available.

Gamilaraay 1 courses and materials

The main GR1 materials are available at tinyurl.com/gyresources > GamilaraayMaal/1

There are a number of resources for the Gamilaraay 1 [GR1] university course, which is currently taught at the Australian National University [INDG2003/AUST1001] and the University of Sydney [INDG2005]. The courses are in semester one. It is likely the ANU course will also be available through Open Universities Australia in 2020, and be available as an online course. The ANU course may be offered in January 2020, probably in Sydney.

Face to face learning is important, particularly for getting the pronunciation and for practice in using the language conversationally.


Most materials for Gamilaraay 1 [GR1] are available at tinyurl.com/gyresources > GamilaraayMaal/1

The GR1 text is Garay Guwaala 1. It is currently being revised, so only draft versions are available. There is both a document and an ePub version in the folder. Garay Guwaala 1 has 21 lessons and other materials. The ePub has sound. You can also download the sound files for Garay Guwaala 1 at tinyurl.com/gyresources > Garay Guwaala MP3. Some files may not be up to date with the current text, but are good for listening to in the bus, car or elsewhere.

In GamilaraayMaal/1 is the folder Ngaragay/Other. It has summary sheets that are useful when you understand most of the material. There is also a wordlist for Garay Guwaala 1.

A very useful resource is Gayarragi Winangali – available on the Online resources page. It has all the words in the dictionary pronounced, around 900 sentences by Arthur Dodd and Fred Reece, the most important traditional sources, songs and much more.

You can check your progress in Garay Guwaala 1 by using quizzes such as those in the ‘online resources’ page (Memrise, Quizlet). There are also quizzes based on individual Garay Guwaala 1 lessons at gamilaraay.moodlecloud.com. Log in as grstudent2 [or 3, 4] with password GamilWaal2@.

Resources from previous Gamilaraay 1 and 2 courses are available at tinyurl.com/gymoodle [log in as guest]. These may not have been recently updated.


This section has not been recently reviewed, so links and/or materials may be out of date. 2019-07

Gaay Guwaala (Textbook) Resources: