Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that languages change over time

[Key concepts: regional languages, language shift, language loss, borrowing and relatedness; Key processes: identifying, recognising]


  • identifying words that are the same as or similar to words in neighbouring languages
  • understanding ways in which languages influence one another, for example, language shift, language loss, shared writing systems and concepts, loan words
  • discussing loan words that have been incorporated from other languages to describe new concepts, for example, words for new things, including technological innovations
  • understanding that language and culture together continually change as a result of contact with other languages and cultures
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Australian languages

Search results

Refine by topic

Related topic
Unfortunately there are no resources matching your search criteria. Try broadening your search criteria or enter a different word or phrase.