Vietnamese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Creating

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Respond to a range of traditional and contemporary forms of art and entertainment, and imaginative and creative texts, including digital texts, describing and discussing themes, values, plot and representations of characters and events, and expressing preferences

[Key concepts: morality, characterisation, themes; Key processes: responding, expressing preference, discussing]


  • recognising and discussing different forms of Vietnamese art and entertainment, such as painting, photography, (water) puppetry, dance, music, theatre, television and cinema
  • comparing traditional and contemporary Vietnamese art and entertainment, for example, comparing tranh dân gian Đông Hồ with tranh sơn dầu, dân ca with nhạc trẻ, kịch with phim, or trò chơi dân gianwith trò chơi điện tử, to identify how social and cultural practices may have changed or been maintained over time, for example, wedding ceremonies or birthday/New Year celebrations
  • listening to, viewing or reading texts such as novels, memoirs, songs, films and performances, discussing the main characters and events, and the key messages and beliefs, and examining how language is used to help reveal the characters’ attitudes or views
  • responding to events and characters in imaginative texts by, for example, writing a diary entry or blog reflecting on an event in a story or film, or conducting an imaginary interview with a character in a story or film
  • describing key messages, values and beliefs in traditional texts in Vietnamese, such as legends, fables, folk tales or humorous stories, and comparing these with similar texts in English, for example, comparing the Vietnamese folk tale Tấm Cám with the English version Cinderella, and discussing the reasons behind similar and different moral values, practices and beliefs
  • discussing with peers how social context and cultural values influence a writer’s representation of issues and topics, for example, how the author’s background or concept of filial piety shapes the characters’ reactions and decisions in regard to their relationships, making connections with personal experiences
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
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
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