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Turkish / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that people use language in ways that reflect their culture, such as where and how they live and what is important to them

[Key concepts: culture, meaning, language; Key processes: noticing, identifying, explaining]


  • exploring the meaning of ‘culture’, how it involves visible elements, such as ways of dressing, eating and dancing, and invisible elements, such as ways of thinking and valuing
  • recognising that there are words and expressions in Turkish that ‘belong’ to Turkish and not to English, for example, Hoş bulduk, Çok yaşa, Sen de gör
  • noticing that some Australian terms and expressions only have meaning in the Australian context and have no equivalent in Turkish, for example,’ the outback’, ‘bush tucker’, ‘Good on ya!’
  • noticing that using Turkish and using English involves different ways of communicating; considering what this reveals about cultural values or traditions
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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Turkish language

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