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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Produce sounds, stress, intonation patterns of the target language, using a developing phonemic awareness linked to the writing system

[Key concepts; metalanguage, patterns, phonetic articulation, syllable; Key processes: identifying, reading, investigating]


  • reading aloud to show comprehension of sound–symbol correspondences and flow of ideas
  • developing metalanguage to describe and talk about elements of sounds and phonology, for example, place and manner of articulation
  • investigating patterns such as consonant and vowel sequences and word level patterns, for example, allowable word final sounds, allowable consonant clusters
  • understanding the major categories of place of articulation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, for example, peripheral, laminal, apical and their realisation across different languages and regions in Australia
  • exploring writing systems based on principles such as syllabic or ideographic
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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