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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse the impact of media, technology, globalisation, migration and popular culture on Vietnamese language use in Vietnam and overseas

[Key concepts: impact, consequence; Key processes: analysing, explaining, comparing]


  • discussing the influence of electronic ‘chat’ language on students’ literacy skills in Vietnamese and English
  • exploring how globalisation has resulted in the introduction of English words and expressions into Vietnamese, for example, the use of English terms for technology, such as CD, DVD, USB, video, TV, remote control, computer, laptop, internet and website, despite the existence of Vietnamese equivalents, or mixing English into the lyrics of contemporary Vietnamese popular music, and discussing the advantages/disadvantages of such influences
  • exploring the influence of popular culture on Vietnamese language spoken in Vietnam and overseas through the development of new vocabulary such as phong cách / thời trang Hàn quốc, truyện tranh Nhật Bản, nhạc RIB/hiphop
  • exploring the Vietnamese words used in Vietnam that are unfamiliar in Vietnamese-speaking communities in other countries, for example, bức xúc, vấn đề nổi cộm
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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