German / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand why language is important and recognise that languages and cultures change over time and influence one another

[Key concepts: change, borrowing, impact; Key processes: discovering, exploring, understanding]

 (ACLGEU152)

Elaborations
  • exploring the function of language in social and educational life, for example, listing and discussing how, where and why they use language in the course of a day
  • discovering some of the English words used by German speakers (das Internet, die App, Stopp!, Sorry!) and considering if they are the same kinds of words as those borrowed from German by English
  • understanding that German, like all languages, is constantly expanding to include new words and expressions in response to changing intercultural experiences, for example, Fast Food, Fairness
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Language evolution,  German language

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