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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Notice and describe some ways in which the target language and associated communicative behaviours are similar or different to their own language(s) and forms of cultural expression

[Key concepts: language, culture, values, similarity, difference, communication; Key processes: noticing, comparing, describing, explaining, questioning, reflecting]


  • noticing how respect is shown to Elders in the community through practices such as terms of address and expressions of deference, and comparing to practices associated with their own languages and cultures
  • noticing and describing similarities and differences between target language and Australian-English language and communicative behaviours used in certain social situations, for example, forms of address, the use of body language, intonation, facial and vocal expression and eye contact; etiquette associated with meal times, expressions used when leaving or returning home
  • identifying elements of communication and cultural expression represented in target language stories, songs, visual design, dance or audio/visual media, such as IndigiTUBE, and responding by sharing/ comparing individual responses to these
  • comparing their own and each other’s reflections on the experience of learning the target language, considering whether their attitudes or understandings have changed in any respects
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

Australian languages

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