Close message Scootle will stop supporting resources that use the Adobe Flash plug-in from 18 Dec 2020. Learning paths that include these resources will have alerts to notify teachers and students that one or more of the resources will be unavailable. Click here for more info.

Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Understand rules of pronunciation and intonation and writing conventions, and apply these to own constructions to enhance meaning and aesthetic effect

[Key concepts: sound and writing systems; Key processes: experimenting, speaking, writing, connecting, transposing]

 (ACLARU029)

Elaborations
  • distinguishing the pronunciation of (الشدة) and (التنوين )
  • using the rhythms of the Arabic language, including intonation, tone and stress, to increase fluency and enhance expression
  • recognising that certain letters in Arabic appear in different variations, for example, ت؛ ة
  • applying spacing rules between words and using their knowledge of writing conventions to expand on ideas in written texts
  • making choices in relation to the use of punctuation such as ( ؛) and adjusting the flow of ideas, increasing text cohesion and enhancing expression
  • recognising the need for pauses or changes of tone in complex sentences with embedded clauses
  • understanding that there are variations in both spoken and written Arabic across different countries and regions, and analysing the reasons for such variations, for example, سوريا/سورية؛ ناديا/نادية؛ فاديا/فادية
  • noticing how tone can convey emotions and shade meaning, such as distinguishing between colloquial or formal language, for example, حقًا؟ يا إلهي! تعال إلى هنا حالاً!
  • using Arabic pronunciation and spelling rules when listening to and reading authentic texts, and evaluating their own spelling and pronunciation in relation to their understanding and expression
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Pronunciation,  Arabic language,  Intonation

Interactive resource

Movie mayhem: school trip

Edit a film about a school bus trip in Hiroshima. Follow the story of three children visiting the city sights over three days. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a picture to match a description of two students ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: baggage claim [Italian]

Fly to Rome. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local airline agent. Notice how the airline agent reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series of ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: baggage claim [French]

Fly to Paris. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local airline agent. Notice how the airline agent reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series of ...

Interactive resource

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, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [French]

Arrive at a French hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Indonesian]

Arrive at an Indonesian hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: ask a baggage handler [Japanese] [Windows version]

Fly to Tokyo. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local baggage handler. Notice how the baggage handler reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Italian]

Arrive at an Italian hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Japanese] [Windows version]

Arrive at a Japanese hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

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 ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: ask a baggage handler [Indonesian]

Fly to Bali. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local baggage handler. Notice how the baggage handler reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: baggage claim [German]

Fly to Berlin. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local airline agent. Notice how the airline agent reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: baggage claim [Greek]

Fly to Athens. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local airline agent. Notice how the airline agent reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Chinese] [Windows version]

Arrive at a Chinese hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: ask a baggage handler [Chinese] [Windows version]

Fly to Beijing. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local baggage handler. Notice how the baggage handler reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [German]

Arrive at a German hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Greek]

Arrive at a Greek hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Movie mayhem: summer camp [Windows version]

Edit a film about a school holiday camp in China. Follow the story of three children who, at first, don't get along with one another. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a boy's facial expression suited to apologising ...

Interactive resource

Movie mayhem: Putri dan labu

Edit a film about a Cinderella-style fairytale set in Indonesia. Follow a story about a young girl in a poor family. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the narrative setting. For example, choose facial expressions showing fear.