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French / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that all languages continuously change through contact with each other and through changes in society

[Key concepts: language, change, word borrowing; Key processes: noticing, comparing, listing]

 (ACLFRU016)

Elaborations
  • understanding that languages and cultures change in response to new ideas and social and cultural developments (globalisation)
  • recognising that languages borrow from each other, that many French words are used in English (for example, ‘croissant’, ‘menu’, ‘chauffeur’, ‘chef’, ‘ballet’) and many English words are used in French, for example, le week-end, le parking, le cowboy
  • understanding that some languages are continuously growing while others, such as many Indigenous languages throughout the world, are endangered or being revived
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Language evolution,  French language

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My design: talking cat [French]

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Dragon's jumble: garden [French]

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