Turkish / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Make connections between Turkish language and culture, for example, by identifying words, gestures, forms of address or expressions that reflect cultural values and practices

[Key concepts: culture, practice, values; Key processes: noticing, discussing, comparing, interpreting]


  • noticing that languages carry cultural information, for example, by identifying words or expressions used by friends and family members in Turkish, English or other languages which only ‘work’ in that language, for example, Güle güle kullan, Afiyet olsun, Helal olsun, Ellerine sağlık
  • finding examples of forms of address or expressions associated with cultural events that reflect Turkish values and traditions, for example, Dedeciğim iyi bayramlar, Allah kabul etsin
  • noticing how values such as politeness, affection or respect are conveyed in Turkish, for example, by comparing interactions in their family and home community with interactions they observe in non-Turkish speaking families and communities, for example, yavrum, canım, bir tanem, lütfen
  • recognising that in each culture there are general rules about what to say and do, when, where and with whom, and that these rules differ from culture to culture
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Turkish language

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