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Ethnic Art forms, such as songs, poems, dance, drama, verbal arts and visual arts are fundamental elements of any cultural system, and reflect the heart concerns and responses of a culture. Many cultures of the world are traditionally oral and use these art forms for communication, rather than the written word.

Incorporating such cultural art forms into a language development program can be very effective. The use of familiar cultural art forms can result in information being delivered in a non-threatening way, making the learning experience more enjoyable and the information easier to remember. It also encourages cultural esteem and local ownership of projects as language groups both preserve and develop their existing art forms.

These cultural traditions, when researched and accessed appropriately, can also be used effectively in other domains such Trauma Healing, Oral Storying, Scripture Engagement and more.

EthnoArts Training Courses

The Linguistics Institute regularly holds short training courses for nationals and cross-cultural workers. The next classes are as follows:

  • EthnoArts and Trauma Healing (28th May - 1st June 2018)
  • Basic Principles of Ethnomusicology and Arts (17th - 28th September 2018)
  • Arts in Literacy (29th October - 16th November 2018)
  • EthnoArts and Storying (26th - 30th November 2018)

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Certificate Classes in Ethnomusicology and Arts

Advanced training in EthnoArts is offered under the Linguistics Department.

  • EthnoArts Analysis Techniques
  • Research Methods in EthnoArts
  • Applied EthnoArts

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