Teaching Warlpiri Language Through a
Structured Phonics Program
Presenters: Fiona Napaljarri Gibson and Courtney Lynch
Nyirripi School’s Warlpiri Phonics and Language program combines structured phonics, traditional vocabulary learning and Indigenous teacher training to ensure students are becoming strong Warlpiri learners. Through the program students are able to learn Pirrjirdi Warlpiri (strong, traditional Warlpiri) and access older texts to ensure that language and cultural knowledge is not being lost.