Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Translate words and expressions used in everyday contexts and situations, from the language into other known languages and vice versa

[Key concepts: similarity, difference, gesture, sign language; Key processes: noticing, translating, explaining]


  • translating common words, expressions and gestures used in everyday contexts and situations from the language into other known languages and vice versa, using classroom resources such as word banks, wall charts, visual dictionaries, word lists and pictures
  • playing matching-pair games using words and phrases used in everyday conversations in the language and in other languages
  • showing others how different signs and hand talk are used if applicable and explaining basic signs for things from the natural environment, for example, water, animals
  • explaining symbols and their meanings to others
  • recognising that every language has its own words, sounds and gestures that it uses to make 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
ScOT terms

Australian languages

Search results

Refine by topic

Related topic
Unfortunately there are no resources matching your search criteria. Try broadening your search criteria or enter a different word or phrase.