French / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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

Understand how different French texts use language in ways that create different effects and suit different audiences

[Key concepts: genre, structure, audience, sequencing; Key processes: comparing, noticing, explaining]


  • describing key features of different types of text, for example, a shopping list serves as a reminder to self and consists of items and quantities (6 oranges, 500 g de beurre), whereas a shopping transaction involves interaction and negotiation and more extended language (une baguette, s’il vous plaît, Madame; et avec ça, jeune homme?)
  • recognising and describing key features of familiar texts such as advertisements, reports or letters from sources such as Astrapi, Le Petit Quotidien and Images Doc, and comparing with similar texts from Australian sources
  • identifying the purpose, context and intended audience of a range of familiar texts, for example, phone messages, sports reports, take-away food orders
  • recognising differences between spoken and written texts, noting that some types of text such as emails or text messages combine elements of each
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Text types,  Literary genres,  French language

Search results

Refine by topic

Related topic
Unfortunately there are no resources matching your search criteria. Try broadening your search criteria or enter a different word or phrase.