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French / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that people use language in ways that reflect their culture, such as where and how they live and what is important to them

[Key concepts: language, culture, meaning; Key processes: noticing, asking questions, reflecting, explaining]

 (ACLFRU018)

Elaborations
  • exploring the meaning of ‘culture’, how it involves visible elements (such as ways of eating or symbols such as flags) and invisible elements, such as how people live, what they value, and how they think about themselves and others
  • understanding that learning French involves ways of using language that may be unfamiliar (for example, using merci when refusing an offer), and also some ways of behaving and thinking that may be unfamiliar, for example, the importance of food in some family and regional traditions, or ways of expressing or describing feelings or relationships
  • noticing features of French language interactions in some texts and contexts (for example, photos, storybooks or video clips) that may be similar or different to own ways of communicating
  • identifying ways of communicating and behaving associated with Australian contexts, for example, Nippers, rip spotting, body boarding; multicultural days in primary schools
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Regional culture,  Ethnicity,  French language

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