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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

Investigate spoken, written and visual modes of communication and analyse the form and structures of different types of texts, including their use, function and relationship to social processes

[Key concepts: text structure, relationship; Key processes: analysing, investigating, linking, sequencing]


  • analysing a range of texts, identifying their function, use and relationship to different social processes, for example, declaring identity, acknowledging traditional belief systems and ancestors, passing on knowledge and information, mapping resources on Country and managing natural phenomena such as weather
  • understanding that Country/Place can be interpreted as text by a community
  • discussing ways in which songs function to stabilise language and meaning in ways similar to literature in other cultures
  • investigating the use of sign language in the target language community and its relation to spoken language
  • applying principles of text organisation when developing both oral and written texts and presenting ideas, noticing differences in form and function between the two modes of expression
  • linking and sequencing ideas to form cohesive texts, using appropriate grammatical forms and elements, for example, serialisation, connectives, embedding, headings and paragraphs
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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