Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Understanding / Role of language building

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand ways the language and culture can be maintained and strengthened in changing contexts

[Key concepts: language maintenance and development ; Key processes: discussing, exploring, considering, investigating, language building]


  • exploring ways that language and culture have been maintained and strengthened in their community, for example, by using the language in families and school language programs, story-telling, writing, recording, archiving material, media services, songs and music, visual design
  • recognising the existence of materials such as audiotapes and visual and historical documents available through community organisations and in local, state and national archives, libraries, literature production centres, language centres and bilingual schools
  • exploring some of the complexities and challenges involved in keeping oral traditions strong and understanding the role they can play in this process
  • documenting and storing texts they have created themselves in appropriate safe-keeping places
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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