Vietnamese / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Analyse and explain how and why language use varies according to cultural contexts, relationships and purposes

[Key concepts: register, variation based on audience, context and purpose; Key processes: analysing, explaining]


  • identifying and analysing variations in language use (choice of vocabulary and structures) between diverse participants, for example, old people and teenagers, males and females, educated and uneducated people, in a range of different interactions
  • analysing and comparing language use in a range of blogs, interviews or transcripts of speeches to deduce the age, gender, interests or educational level of the audience
  • understanding the importance of adapting own language use for different audiences or degrees of formality, for example, moving from informal (mẹ ơi/ông ơi/bà ơi) to respectful tone (thưa mẹ/kính thưa ông bà), or simple (lòng thương người) to sophisticated (lòng nhân ái) vocabulary/structures
  • discussing variations in language use in Vietnamese traditional and contemporary literature, arts and entertainment relating to the same theme or topic, and analysing how language changes (with regard to vocabulary and structures) in different settings and contexts
  • comparing own written language use in various modes of communication and for a range of purposes, for example, text messages, online chatting, emailing or doing schoolwork, and reflecting on how and why the writing style differs and considering the effect on meaning
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
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