French / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on how ways of using language are shaped by communities’ ways of thinking and behaving and may be differently interpreted by others

[Key concepts: cultures, norms, perspectives; Key processes: reflecting, observing, comparing]


  • reflecting on how different languages and cultures represented in the classroom influence ways of talking about and relating to social and physical environments, for example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions in relation to place, language and culture
  • identifying elements of Australian-English vocabulary, expressions and behaviours, discussing how they might be explained to people from different language backgrounds, for example, ‘the bush’, ‘fair go’, ‘she’ll be right’
  • comparing responses and reactions to the experience of learning the French language and culture, examining whether initial attitudes or understandings have changed
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Social influence,  Language evolution,  French language

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