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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that there are differences in how language is used in different cultural and social contexts, such as ways of greeting and addressing people

[Key concepts: variation, context, culture; Key processes: exploring, identifying, comparing]

 (ACLJAU124)

Elaborations
  • exploring how language is used differently in Japanese to reflect different relationships, for example, parent–child exchanges おはよう、いってらっしゃい、いってきます、ただいま、おかえり, communication with peers なに?, and teacher–child interactions なんですか。
  • understanding that language use varies according to the context and situation, for example, こんにちは。and もしもし。
  • understanding that language forms such as greetings vary according to the time of day or the occasion, for example, おはよう、こんにちは、こんばんは
  • understanding that language used in particular interactions can vary between cultural contexts, for example, the use of titles in Japanese (~さん、~せんせい) compared to the informal use of names in Australian English
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  Greetings,  Japanese language

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