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

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice and describe ways in which the language and associated communicative behaviours are similar or different to other known languages and cultures

[Key concepts: language, culture, values, similarity, difference, communication; Key processes: noticing, comparing, describing, explaining, questioning, reflecting]


  • noticing how respect is shown to Elders in the community, through practices such as terms of address and expressions of deference, and comparing to practices associated with other languages and cultures
  • noticing aspects of communication and cultural expression characterised or reflected in language stories, songs, visual design, dance or audio/visual media such as IndigiTUBE, and reflecting on/comparing their individual responses to these elements
  • comparing their own and each other’s reflections on the experience of participating in and learning the language, and considering whether their attitudes or understandings have in some respects changed through the experience
  • comparing observations about how interactions in the language feel different to interactions in English and other known languages, identifying different ways of socialising or communicating that seem to be culture-specific
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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