Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create simple print, oral, digital bilingual/multilingual texts, such as songs, wall charts, labels for the classroom, class rules, timetables

[Key concepts: meaning, code, bilingualism; Key processes: creating, matching, captioning, sequencing]


  • creating bilingual/multilingual word lists, wall charts, picture dictionaries, using vocabulary encountered in texts such as school signs and notices, songs and storybooks
  • creating simple bilingual texts, for example, school/classroom signs, school/classroom rules, timetables, charts, labels for objects used in the classroom and in the community
  • creating sets of matching bilingual word cards
  • creating and performing short bilingual/multilingual chants, songs, raps that move between the language and other known languages
  • performing simple presentations for the school community that involve elements from both the language and other known languages, such as a contribution to an assembly or a performance for the wider community
  • writing bilingual/multilingual captions for a photographic display about a class event or experience, such as sports day, caring for the school environment, reading night
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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