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Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC)

The KLRC is a regional organisation. It was the first language centre to be established in Australia, in 1984. It is governed by an Executive Committee representative of the remaining 28 Kimberley language groups.
 
The goals of the KLRC into 2008 are:
·         promoting oral language transmission e.g. Language Nests, immersion programs
·         skills training/capacity building of Aboriginal people to manage their own language activities
·         a strong role for Aboriginal people and communities in decision making about languages
·         raising awareness in the Aboriginal community about the reasons for language loss to assist with decision making
·         supporting Aboriginal language groups to account for dialects/varieties and the diversity of their languages to assist with decision making
·         provide information about language learning theory to communities to assist in their decision making
·         accessible grammatical resources and assisted access to existing resources
·         promote better understanding in the education system about the need to account for lingusitic and cultural differences in learning
·         working with government departments on communication strategies
·         promoting audiovisual documentation and audiovisual teaching/learning materials development as a means of Aboriginal management of language and knowledge and how it is passed on
·         raising awareness of Intellectual Property issues amongst the Aboriginal community

wpcf-name:
Kimberley Language Resource Centre (KLRC)
wpcf-body:

The KLRC is a regional organisation. It was the first language centre to be established in Australia, in 1984. It is governed by an Executive Committee representative of the remaining 28 Kimberley language groups.
 
The goals of the KLRC into 2008 are:
·         promoting oral language transmission e.g. Language Nests, immersion programs
·         skills training/capacity building of Aboriginal people to manage their own language activities
·         a strong role for Aboriginal people and communities in decision making about languages
·         raising awareness in the Aboriginal community about the reasons for language loss to assist with decision making
·         supporting Aboriginal language groups to account for dialects/varieties and the diversity of their languages to assist with decision making
·         provide information about language learning theory to communities to assist in their decision making
·         accessible grammatical resources and assisted access to existing resources
·         promote better understanding in the education system about the need to account for lingusitic and cultural differences in learning
·         working with government departments on communication strategies
·         promoting audiovisual documentation and audiovisual teaching/learning materials development as a means of Aboriginal management of language and knowledge and how it is passed on
·         raising awareness of Intellectual Property issues amongst the Aboriginal community

wpcf-address:
Postal address:
Kimberley Language Resource Centre
PMB 11
Halls Creek
WA 6770
Australia

Telephone:
+61 (0) 8 9168 6005

Facsimile:
+61 (0) 8 9168 6023

Manager
Management and Governance queries
manager@klrc.org.au


Administrative Officer
Accounts queries
aohc@klrc.org.au

Customer Service Officer
Book sales, general queries
info@klrc.org.au

Community Language Development Officer
Language Protocols and Community Liaison
cldofx@klrc.org.au

Project Officer
Community and language project queries
projectofficer@klrc.org.au

Language Development Officer
Research, Policy, Linguistic and Training information
LDO@klrc.org.au

wpcf-website:
http://www.klrc.org.au/
wpcf-email:
mailto:info@klrc.org.au
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