Supporting Australia’s Indigenous Languages
The Language Conservancy (TLC) partners with endangered language communities to build their capacity. We offer technical assistance for grassroots-level language preservation efforts, create curriculum materials to support educational programmes, and provide assistance in writing grants for research and advocacy projects.
TLC was founded in 2005 as an Indigenous-led response to the growing problem of language loss which affects Aboriginal, Native American, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities globally.
We have developed a range of new techniques and products for documenting and revitalising languages in innovative ways. For example, our Rapid Word Collection method for dictionary development, a virtual learning platform for an Indigenous language, and cutting-edge app development allow us to develop resources and train educators in communities more successfully than ever before.
TLC has developed hundreds of Indigenous language books and digital products. The Language Conservancy also educates the public on the social, cultural, scientific, and personal consequences of language loss through public relations campaigns.
TLC brings Indigenous language advocates, linguists, and educators together with cutting-edge pedagogical, design, linguistic, and technical support to create dictionaries, language apps, children’s books, curriculums, textbooks, teacher training programs, and language teaching programs. We are committed to offering long-lasting, individualised project development support at all stages: from planning, to grant writing, to deep into the development and distribution of resources.
Stemming the Tide of Language Loss
Students Utilising Our Products
Words Collected Through RWC
Indigenous People Supported