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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that different words, expressions and gestures are used by speakers of Turkish to address and greet people in different contexts and situations

[Key concepts: variation, context, relationship; Key processes: noticing, comparing, adapting]


  • identifying different relationships between people by noticing how they speak to each other, for example, in storybooks, real life conversations, puppet plays or video clips
  • understanding that different forms of Turkish are used by people in different contexts and relationships, for example, the appropriate use of pronouns, sen and siz, and honorifics, Orhan Bey, Ayla Hanım, Sayın, Hakan Ağabey, Cengiz Amca, Ayşe Teyze
  • understanding that interactions such as greetings vary according to time of day, occasion,degree of familiarity and age of people involved, for example, günaydın, merhaba, iyi akşamlar, Nasılsın? or Nasılsınız? Ne haber? Ne var, ne yok? Selam!
  • understanding that gestures used in greetings vary according to degrees of familiarity and relationship, for example, kissing hands of elders and placing hands on the forehead
  • recognising the importance of using either formal or informal language in any context, for example, never using first names when addressing elders, such as teachers or parents
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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Turkish language

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