Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts for the classroom and the school community, such as songs, picture dictionaries, captions for images and displays, photo stories

[Key concepts: bilingualism, expression; Key processes: performing, describing, code-mixing, captioning]


  • creating bilingual wall charts or picture dictionaries with captions and simple descriptions in English to explain language words and related cultural ideas
  • performing bilingual versions of familiar songs, for example by alternating lines/verses between the two languages
  • creating bilingual texts such as posters and songs, and discussing how to represent meaning in different languages for different audiences
  • creating bilingual texts such as brochures, posters or invitations to inform others about upcoming events
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

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