French / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that there are different forms of spoken and written French used in different contexts within France and in other regions of the world

[Key concepts: diversity, creoles, dialects, accents; Key processes: mapping, comparing, distinguishing]


  • distinguishing differences in accents, dialects and vocabulary in different regions of mainland France and within French-speaking communities around the world (for example, la Bretagne, Le Midi, Le Québec, La Réunion), identifying degrees of variation and ease of comprehension
  • comparing forms of cultural expression in different French-speaking communities, such as forms of celebration, systems of schooling and concerns associated with young people in society, and comparing these with similar diversity in multicultural Australia
  • recognising and considering the effects of language mixing and blending, for example, the usefulness and/or perceived risks associated with le franglais
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Accents (Speech),  Dialects,  French language,  Creoles

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