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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that the Spanish language has different forms, roles and functions in different contexts and communities

[Key concepts: diversity, language origins; Key processes: mapping, comparing, discussing]


  • exploring the different forms and functions of Spanish in different contexts, regions and communities, for example, as an official language in more than 20 countries and as a community language in many others
  • recognising that there are many different varieties of Spanish spoken in different countries and regions, involving different accents, dialects and vocabulary
  • comparing regional variations in vocabulary for example, ‘baby’ is guagua in Chile but bebé in most other Spanish-speaking countries; ‘cake’ is pastel in some countries, and tarta or torta in others
  • comparing forms of cultural expression in different Spanish-speaking communities, such as celebrations, systems of schooling and concerns associated with young people, and comparing these with similar diversity in multicultural Australia
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Spanish language

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