Vietnamese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Translating

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Create bilingual texts in multimodal forms, including digital, that reflect aspects of culture and language for a variety of Vietnamese and Australian audiences

[Key concepts: cultural literacy, interconnection; Key processes: judging adequacy, translating, interpreting]


  • creating programs for Vietnamese cultural events, including footnotes in English to explain key words, for example, tết Nguyên đán, tết Trung thu, lễ Vu lan, rằm tháng Giêng
  • creating a range of bilingual texts, such as advertisements, announcements and recipes, for different audiences and contexts, and discussing ways of expressing concepts in each language
  • creating bilingual ‘survival guides’ on language and etiquette in the form of brochures or slideshow presentation for visitors to Vietnam or Australia, and providing advice for specific scenarios, for example, at the airport, hotel, supermarket, restaurant or tourist attraction
  • creating bilingual texts in multimodal forms, including digital, that explain Vietnamese and Australian cultural practices, for example, tục lệ ngày Tết, đám giỗ, đầy tháng, thôi nôi, and New Year, Christmas, birthday or Australia Day activities
  • translating children’s stories from English into Vietnamese and vice versa, and discussing how to maintain original meaning when tailoring texts to different audiences and cultural backgrounds
  • adapting classic Australian stories for young Vietnamese readers, and explaining language and setting choices
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
ScOT terms

Vietnamese language

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