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German / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that Australia has speakers of many different languages, including German, and that German and English borrow words and expressions from each other

[Key concepts: multilingualism, culture, community; Key processes: observing, exploring, recognising]


  • exploring the range of languages spoken in Australia, including Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages, Asian languages and world languages
  • exploring the different languages used by their family or peers, for example, by creating a language map with greetings in each language represented in the class
  • recognising that German is an important world language spoken in many countries in the world apart from Germany, including Australia
  • recognising that English and other languages have borrowed German words, for example, Hamburger, Kindergarten and Glockenspiel, and that many words are shared across languages, for example, ‘computer’, ‘bus’, ‘taxi’ and ‘auto’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Language evolution,  Multilingualism,  German language

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Languages online: sentence game maker

This respurce is a tool students can use to make an interactive sentence game. The game involves sentences that have one or more words missing and a number of possible 'answer' words. The player must select the correct answer words to complete the sentences by either dragging and dropping or ‘shooting' the words in the ...