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

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice how using different languages involves some different ways of communicating and behaving

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


  • capturing and sharing their impressions when singing songs, dancing, reading stories or playing games in the language, for example, by responding to teacher prompts in language or English, such as, What do you hear? What do you see? What do you notice about…? Why do you think that? How is this similar/different to…?
  • noticing similarities and differences between the language and English/other known languages in relation to cultural elements, such as the names of foods and animals particular to the climate and environment; and in cultural practices, such as sharing in extended families, special times, story-telling, yarning
  • considering how they communicate with different friends and family members who have different language backgrounds
  • describing how it feels to use the language in the classroom and with visiting Elders and community members
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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