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Korean / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the dynamic nature of Korean and other languages

[Key concepts: language contact, word- borrowing,globalisation; Key processes: observing, identifying, classifying]


  • viewing images of the original version of 훈민정음 and recognising that some lettersin the original are not used in modern Korean script, for example •, ᅙ, ᅀ
  • identifying loan words in Korean borrowed from other languages, for example,텔레비전, 쇼핑, 컴퓨터
  • identifying hybrid –하다 verbs where a loan word (noun)and –하다 are conjoined to behave as a verb, for example, 쇼핑해요, 조깅해요
  • identifying words whichhave similar meanings and pronunciation across different languages, reflecting on the possible origins of such words andtheir associated cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Language evolution,  Korean language

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