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Turkish / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Recognise that languages change over time and that Turkish language is influenced by and also influences other languages and cultures

[Key concepts: change, influence, time, contact; Key processes: comparing, investigating, identifying]


  • understanding that Turkish, like all languages, changes over time, for example, in the spelling and pronunciation of certain words, such as alma/elma, ana/anne, karındaş/kardaş/kardeş, cevap/yanıt, tabiat/doğa
  • recognising differences in language use across generations, for example, by comparing words and expressions used by their grandparents and parents, such as sabah şerifleriniz hayırlı olsun, with some of their own expressions, such as günaydın
  • finding English words used in Turkish, such as web sitesi, Twitter, tişört and blucin, considering differences between these and the types of Turkish words used in English
  • identifying loan words from other languages, for example, tren, doktor, baklava, çikolata, sıfır, şeker, tiyatro, balkon, discussing why particular kinds of words are more likely to be adopted
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
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Turkish language

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