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

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Recognise that different languages, including Turkish, borrow words and expressions from each other

[Key concepts: language change, word borrowing; Key processes: noticing, comparing, identifying]


  • recognising that languages continuously change and borrow from one another
  • recognising that Turkish uses loan words from English, such as internet, TV, ceket, film and futbol, and that English uses words from Turkish, such as yoghurt, coffee, horde, kiosk, turquoise
  • creating a class record of Turkish words used in English, such as doner kebab, shish kebab, yoghurt, dolma, cacik, comparing how these words are pronounced in the two languages
  • noticing words that come from different languages that students use in their everyday lives
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Turkish language

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