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

Curriculum content descriptions

Translate frequently used words and phrases, using visual cues and resources such as word lists

[Key concepts: similarity, difference, meaning; Key processes: translating, noticing, identifying, explaining]


  • using classroom resources such as word banks/lists, wall charts, visual dictionaries, and pictures to translate the meaning of single words and common expressions
  • playing matching-pair games using everyday words and expressions from the language and from English
  • translating and explaining in English the meaning of words, phrases and gestures used in everyday contexts and situations
  • noticing elements of the language that are the same in English, such as the alphabet and some sounds
  • explaining symbols and their iconographies
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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