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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the relationship between purpose, audience, context, linguistic features, and the textual and cultural elements associated with different types of texts, such as persuasive, argumentative and expository texts

[Key concepts: perspective, purpose, audience; Key processes: analysing, correlating, discussing, explaining]

 (ACLARU184)

Elaborations
  • analysing how language choices help achieve particular purposes and effects in particular types of texts, such as descriptive language in documentaries; reflective language in personal blogs, diary or journal entries, including digital diaries; and persuasive language in advertisements and speeches
  • analysing a range of expository texts such as news reports and feature articles, identifying language features and any elements of bias or objectivity
  • discussing and evaluating how language is used to express ideas and justify opinions in texts such as debates or segments of a talk show on topical issues of interest to teenagers
  • identifying and discussing the use of diacritics in texts for decorative purposes such as book titles, letter heads and nameplates
  • examining a range of spoken and written texts, discussing similarities and differences in and connections between context, purpose and audience, and what the texts reveal about social relationships and processes, for example, reflections of status, authority, or concepts of respect and politeness
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
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Text purpose,  Language conventions,  Settings (Narratives),  Arabic language

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