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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that different social and geographical dialects or accents are used in Australia in addition to Standard Australian English (ACELA1515)

Elaborations
  • recognising that there are more than 150 Aboriginal languages and two Torres Strait Islander languages and that they relate to geographic areas in Australia
  • recognising that all languages and dialects are of equal value, although we use different ones in different contexts, for example the use of Standard Australian English, Aboriginal English and forms of Creole used by some Torres Strait Islander groups and some of Australia‚Äôs near neighbours
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Accents (Speech),  Australian English,  Aboriginal English,  Dialects

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