French / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts such as glossaries, footnotes or captions to interpret cultural aspects of texts

[Key concepts: representation, bilingualism, interpretation; Key processes: interpreting, explaining, comparing]


  • providing bilingual captions for images of French or Australian scenes to explain cultural references, for example, bush, beach or city images
  • creating websites or printed guides for intending international students to French or Australian schools, highlighting key terms and expressions associated with traditions, curricula, schedules or routines
  • providing vocabulary lists and annotated cultural explanations for French-speaking visitors to events such as Australian sports days, swimming carnivals or family barbecues, explaining elements such as abbreviated language or team barracking
  • creating a shared website with a group of French-speaking students, and posting news items, comments and questions in both French and English
  • creating parallel bilingual captions for a display or exhibition, and comparing how meanings are conveyed in each language
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

Bilingual texts,  French language,  Captions (Illustration),  Footnotes,  Glossaries

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