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Arabic / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that the Arabic language has changed and continues to change through interaction with other languages and cultures

[Key concepts: change, language contact, intercultural contact; Key processes: observing, identifying, classifying]

 (ACLARU016)

Elaborations
  • recognising that Arabic has borrowed many words from English, for example,إنترنت؛ كومبيوتر؛ تلفاز؛ , and English has borrowed words from Arabic, such as ‘admiral’, ‘alcohol’, ‘algebra’, ‘coffee’, ‘genie’, ‘hazard’ and ‘sultan’
  • recognising that Arabic as a language has experienced many changes over time and that classical Arabic is only used in ancient literature and religious texts
  • understanding that Arabic, like all languages, is constantly expanding to include new words and expressions through interaction with other languages and cultures, for example,التواصل الإجتماعي؛ دردشة على الإنترنت؛
  • recognising that the Arabic alphabet has similarities with the Aramaic alphabet system (alpha being the first letter, and beta the second), and that the Arabic ordering system أ؛ ب؛ ج؛ د is based on the Aramaic alphabet
  • recognising that many words in Arabic are borrowed from indigenous languages of the Arabic-speaking world such as Aramaic, for example, أب؛ رأس؛ دم؛ أخ؛ أخت؛ شمس؛ لسان؛ أنا؛ أنت؛ هو؛ نحن؛ كلب؛ بيت؛ سمع؛ كتاب , and that many colloquial words, for example,بوظة؛ دولاب؛ دولمة؛ بسطرمة؛ , are borrowed from regional languages such as Persian and Turkish
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Arabic language,  Language evolution

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