Chinese / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / The role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore the ways in which everyday language use reflects culture-specific ideas, such as the influence of age, gender and social position on language choices (ACLCHU048)

  • exploring cultural values conveyed in expressions relating to celebrations, for example, by asking: ‘In the colloquial phrase 合家团圆, what is 团圆? Why wish people 团圆? Does this have the same meaning in Australian culture? What’s the relationship between the language use and the Chinese values in this phrase?’
  • applying appropriate choices of pronouns and labels when referring to others in interactions, for example 您/你; 小张/张晓琴
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Language usage,  Culture,  Chinese languages

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