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Arabic / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that the languages people use and the way they use them relate to who they are, where and how they live and what is important to them

[Key concepts: language, culture and identity; Key processes: noticing, understanding, making connections]

 (ACLARU119)

Elaborations
  • exploring the meaning of ‘culture’, and understanding that it involves visible elements, such as ways of eating and behaving, and invisible elements, such as how people live, what they value and how they think of themselves and others
  • recognising similarities and differences between naming systems across languages represented in the classroom, and noticing that Arabic-speaking students may have names derived from other cultures and languages
  • understanding that some Australian-English terms and expressions have no equivalent in Arabic, for example, ‘billabong’ or ‘the bush’, and that terms such as ‘the movies’, ‘footy’ and ‘backyard’ reflect aspects of culture in the Australian context
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Arabic language,  Culture

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