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Arabic / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that Australia has speakers of many different languages, including Arabic, and that languages borrow words from one another

[Key concepts: place, word-borrowing; Key processes: noticing, selecting]


  • understanding that the world contains many different languages and that many people around the world speak more than one language
  • recognising that Arabic has borrowed many words from English, for example, إنترنت؛ كومبيوتر؛ تلفاز , and that English has borrowed words from Arabic, such as ‘admiral’, ‘candy’, ‘coffee’, ‘cotton’, ‘genie’, ‘sugar’ and ‘sultan’
  • exploring the range of languages spoken in Australia, including Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Arabic language

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