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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the dynamic nature of languages and cultures, and thechanging and influential relationships that exist between languages

[Key concepts: language contact, change; Keyprocesses: collecting data, identifying, connecting, reflecting]


  • listening to and viewing stories onthe creation of Hangeul and reflecting on the background/rationale for its creation, for example, stories about세종대왕, 홍익인간, • (천), ㅡ (지), ㅣ (인)
  • sharing knowledge of some historical aspectsof own languages, including Australian English and Aboriginal languages, for example, koala/gula,kangaroo/gangurru
  • identifying Korean words used in Australia and sharing ownexperience of using/encountering them, for example, 비빔밥 (bibimbap), 아리랑 (arirang)
  • matching Korean loan words from English and other languages, and exploring their origins, for example,피아노 (piano), 피자 (pizza), 케밥 (kebab)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Language usage,  Korean language

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