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Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / The role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Describe how people use different languages to communicate and participate in cultural experiences (ACLCHU016)

  • identifying interesting facts, for example, finding out what are the biggest celebrations in China and Australia, and comparing these celebrations
  • engaging with the traditions and customs, festivals, celebrations and food of Chinese communities, recognising the value of learning about another culture in learning a new language
  • participating in a shared meal, a New Year celebration or a Chinese performance, commenting on the experience and listening to the sounds of Chinese
  • comparing gestures and body language associated with language use in different cultures, for example hand gesturing for emphasis and encouragement or recognising taboos within Chinese communication, such as pointing directly at someone
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

Social customs,  Chinese languages

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