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

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice how using the language and other known languages, including English, involve some different ways of communicating and behaving

[Key concepts: language, culture, context, similarity, difference, respect; Key processes: noticing, describing, comparing, responding]


  • noticing which languages they use in which contexts, for example, at home, when playing with friends, when talking with grandparents, at school when talking to teachers, at the community store, during visits to specific places on Country/Place
  • describing how it feels to use the language in the classroom compared to using it at home or in the community
  • developing language for talking about language and culture, for example, using terms such as ‘difference’, ‘Country’, ‘behaviour’, two ways’, and considering questions such as ‘Why is … like this?’ and ‘Why do people….?’
  • considering how they communicate with different friends and family members who speak different languages
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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