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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that Australia is a multilingual society with speakers of many different languages, including French

[Key concepts: multilingualism, culture, community; Key processes: discussing, observing, mapping]


  • understanding that the world contains many different languages spoken by many different communities of speakers and that most people in the world speak more than one language
  • exploring the range of languages spoken in Australia, including Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages, Asian languages and world languages
  • exploring the different languages used by peers in their class, for example, by creating a language map with greetings in each language represented in the class
  • recognising that French is an important world language, spoken in many countries in the world apart from France, including Australia
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

French language,  Multilingualism

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