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Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts that reflect aspects of culture for Arabic- speaking and English-speaking audiences in the school and wider community, for example, pamphlets, travel brochures or road directories

[Key concepts: representation, cultural literacy; Key processes: interpreting, referencing, relating interculturally]


  • considering how to maintain the integrity of original texts when translating into Arabic or English, for example, explaining culture-specific concepts relating to Arabic-speaking communities, such as التّحيات والسّلامات والسؤال عن الأهل والأقارب , or to the Australian context, such as ‘the bush’ or ‘the outback’, and representing original ideas and meanings bilingually
  • producing bilingual texts, such as video clips with subtitles, explaining cultural practices in Australia for Arabic-speaking viewers, for example, bushwalking, Anzac Day commemorations
  • producing digital and online texts in both Arabic and English, such as brochures and leaflets, for different contexts, purposes and audiences, such as Arabic-speaking students studying in Australia, Arabic-speaking tourists, or Australian schools hosting Arabic-speaking visitors, and reflecting on the process of working in both languages
  • creating captions or commentaries in Arabic and English to accompany texts such as song lyrics, video clips, film extracts or parts of a television program, exchanging and comparing bilingual texts with peers using online forums and discussing the best ways of achieving consistency in meaning
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Arabic language,  Bilingual texts

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Out and about: Manly excursion [Arabic/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Arabic or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Arabic. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, ...

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Out and about: a music lesson [Arabic/English]

Listen to a present-tense text, spoken in Arabic or English, about a music class. Read a written version of the text in English. Meet the students, who come from many different countries including Vietnam, China and Thailand. Select hyperlinks to see images of key words in the text. Then try five activities to test your ...