Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts for the classroom and the school community, such as songs, picture dictionaries, photo stories, captions for images and displays

[Key concepts: bilingualism, expression; Key processes: performing, describing, code-mixing, captioning]


  • creating bilingual wall charts or picture dictionaries with captions, stickers and simple descriptions in English to explain target language words and related cultural ideas
  • performing bilingual versions of familiar songs, alternating between the two languages and switching key words in repeated phrases or refrains
  • creating bilingual texts for the classroom and the school community, for example, posters, songs and online newsletter items, discussing with others how to represent meaning in different languages for different audiences
  • creating bilingual texts such as brochures, posters or website posts to inform others about upcoming events
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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