Korean / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify beliefs, attitudes and value systems reflected intheir own everyday language use in English, other languages and Korean, comparing ways of communicating acrosscultures

[Key concepts: culture, language, interdependence; Key processes: identifying, analysing, makingconnections]


  • identifying non-verbal expressions taken for granted in communication in different cultures, for example, the use/non-use of eye contact, bowing, nodding, pointing
  • reflecting on individual words which may be interpreted differently by people whodo not know Korean culture, for example, 우리 집, 우리 선생님
  • discussing, questioning andexplaining understanding of other cultures including Korean to others non-judgmentally, for example, withoutstereotyping
  • understanding the significance of social conventions and cultural concepts, forexample, 잘 먹겠습니다, 잘 먹었습니다
  • exploring howpoliteness is expressed differently in Korean and English
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Culture,  Korean language

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