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Hindi / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that people use language in ways that reflect their culture, such as where and how they live and what is important to them

[Key concepts: language, culture, meaning; Key processes: noticing, comparing, reflecting]


  • noticing how gestures and body language differ between cultures, such as the way Hindi speakers move their heads when saying अच्छा; fold their hands and bow when saying नमस्ते to an older person; touch the feet of elders and say प्रणाम; hold the ear lobe when apologising
  • exploring the meaning of ‘culture’, how it involves visible elements, such as dressing, eating and dancing, and invisible elements, such as attitudes and values, for example, the use of the expression फिर मिलेंगे when leaving, to avoid the finality associated with ‘goodbye’
  • noticing similarities and differences in how they communicate in Hindi in the classroom and in their homes, for example, बेटा, बेटी; being called मुन्ना, मुन्नी
  • learning to talk about language and culture and how they are connected by responding to prompt questions such as आप क्या सोचते हैं …’ आपको क्यों लगता है कि लोग …?
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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