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Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts that reflect aspects of culture for Arabic- speaking and English-speaking audiences in the school and wider community, for example, pamphlets, travel brochures or road directories

[Key concepts: representation, cultural literacy; Key processes: interpreting, referencing, relating interculturally]


  • considering how to maintain the integrity of original texts when translating into Arabic or English, for example, explaining culture-specific concepts relating to Arabic-speaking communities, such as التّحيات والسّلامات والسؤال عن الأهل والأقارب , or to the Australian context, such as ‘the bush’ or ‘the outback’, and representing original ideas and meanings bilingually
  • producing bilingual texts, such as video clips with subtitles, explaining cultural practices in Australia for Arabic-speaking viewers, for example, bushwalking, Anzac Day commemorations
  • producing digital and online texts in both Arabic and English, such as brochures and leaflets, for different contexts, purposes and audiences, such as Arabic-speaking students studying in Australia, Arabic-speaking tourists, or Australian schools hosting Arabic-speaking visitors, and reflecting on the process of working in both languages
  • creating captions or commentaries in Arabic and English to accompany texts such as song lyrics, video clips, film extracts or parts of a television program, exchanging and comparing bilingual texts with peers using online forums and discussing the best ways of achieving consistency in 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
ScOT terms

Arabic language,  Bilingual texts

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