Yuma wandi len Kriol?

Do you want to learn Kriol?

Mela Kriol Kos garra bi bambai!
Our Kriol Awareness Course is coming up soon!

Mela gin titjim yuma bla Kriol langgus en bla blakbala koltja la Ropa eriya. If yu wek eniwe yu gin irrim blakbala toktokbat Kriol, dis kos im gudeswan bla yu.
We can teach you about Kriol language and culture from the Ngukurr area. If you work anywhere where you can hear people talking Kriol, this course is perfect for you.

Det titja ma garra bi Kriol spika ekspet ma burrum Ropa gadim linggwis ekspet du! If yu wandi sabi mo bla mela kos, yu jingat la mela.
Your teachers will be expert Kriol speakers from Ngukurr, with some linguist experts too! If you’re interested to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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Saturday 22nd October 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday 23rd October 9:00am – 4:30pm


The course fee is $400 per person.


The course is an introduction to speaking and understanding Kriol. No prior knowledge is necessary. Topics include:
– speaking and listening practice
– useful words and phrases
– cultural awareness
– family and skin
– history and context of Kriol
– basic grammar

COVID-19 Restrcitions

To keep our remote communities safe from COVID-19, all course participants must ensure they are up to date with current rules and restrictions set out by the Northern Territory Government. Participants must be fully vaccinated. Do not attend the course if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.


Tickets are non-refundable. Ngukurr Language Centre reserves the right to cancel the course. Cancellation by Ngukurr Language Centre will result in reimbursement for the percentage of the course not run.


Permit: Ngukurr is on Aboriginal land. You will need to apply for a visitor’s permit if you are coming in from out of town. It is free to apply for a permit. To find out more visit the Northern Land Council website.

Accommodation: For those coming from out of town, accommodation is available at Darlala Motel. Book in early!

Transport: If coming from out of community, course participants will be required to find their own transport to and from Ngukurr. A section of the Roper Highway is unsealed, and road conditions can vary significantly depending on the time of year. It is your responsibility to check the road conditions before you leave. 

Food: We will provide morning tea and afternoon tea, but you will need to bring your own lunch. There is a shop in town with a little takeaway if you don’t want to make your own.

Dress: Visitors to Ngukurr are required to dress modestly. Clothing should not be tight fitting and dresses/skirts should be below the knee. 

“The Kriol Language Course at Ngukurr Language Centre is the best thing I have done since being in the N.T. An absolute must for any munanga (non-Indigenous person) working with Aboriginal people in the Top End and anyone who wants to improve their cultural awareness.”

-April 2022 Kriol Awareness Course Participant

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