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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Produce short bilingual/multilingual texts such as digital stories, comics, animations, blogs and contributions to community newsletters

[Key concepts: bilingualism, expression, interpretation; Key processes: creating, performing, designing, interpreting, annotating]


  • creating bilingual/multilingual texts for the wider community, for example, creating subtitles, captions or commentaries for texts such as brochures, life histories, slide shows or video clips that inform the wider Australian community of significant aspects of their culture, community and personal identities
  • interviewing community members about their life stories and experiences to create bilingual texts that incorporate photos, maps and timelines, stories and songs
  • performing a role-play, skit, song or dance for a visiting student audience, using their language for the performance and English for supporting explanations and commentary
  • creating a bilingual//multilingual display, for example, a photographic display to showcase shared events and experiences, such as a trip to other communities or to the city
  • creating a bilingual information pack in print and/or digital form about their school and local region for a visiting school
  • producing bilingual/multilingual fact sheets or informative videos about a current issue, historical event, aspect of their Country/Place
  • creating a bilingual/multilingual video clip, for example, to express the importance of maintaining and developing their own language for themselves and for the community
  • creating glossaries and annotations in English that provide explanations for cultural and contextual references in songs, stories and dance
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
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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