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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that different ways of using Japanese language shape and reflect different relationships, such as deciding to be formal or informal

[Key concepts: register, context, tenor; Key processes: observing, reflecting, comparing]

 (ACLJAU160)

Elaborations
  • noticing that language can be made casual or ‘softer’ by adding particular endings, such as そうですね。すみません。 ちょっと。
  • observing how language use reflects respect and social distance, such as showing respect for authority figures, for example, しつれいします。よろしく おねがいします。, or expressing familiarity with friends by using first names rather than surnames
  • noticing differences in interaction styles in some familiar situations in Japanese and Australian contexts, such as interactions in classrooms or shops
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Register (Language),  Japanese language

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