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Vietnamese / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create a range of bilingual texts and resources such as captions, signs, posters, digital picture dictionaries or menus to assist language learning in the classroom and in the school community

[Key concepts: meaning, equivalence; Key processes: creating, translating]


  • making and using bilingual resources for language learning, such as glossaries or personal Vietnamese–English and English–Vietnamese print and digital dictionaries
  • composing bilingual menus for Vietnamese restaurants, paraphrasing words that cannot be translated directly
  • developing bilingual signs and notices for the school and local community, for example, Thư viện – ‘Library’, Hội trường – ‘School hall’, Trung tâm thương mại – ‘Shopping centre’, Ga xe lửa – ‘Train station’, Trạm xe buýt – ‘Bus stop’
  • creating bilingual captions for tourist attractions in Vietnam and Australia to explain their significance for example, hoàng thành (‘royal palace’), lăng tẩm (‘royal mausoleum’), núi (‘mountain’), bãi biển(‘beach’) and thành phố(‘city’)
  • creating subtitles for short video clips or descriptions for slideshow presentations of intercultural experiences such as going on holiday, attending a wedding ceremony, giving or accepting a gift, or informing Vietnamese peers and community of school or cultural events
  • producing glossaries of cultural terms in English and Vietnamese to inform Vietnamese and Australian visitors about events in each country, such as Australia Day, Anzac Day, Christmas/New Year celebrations or Moon/food/boat racing festivals, and explaining culture-specific elements
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Vietnamese language

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