Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language awareness

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that their language is part of broader regional and national language diversity

[Key concepts: linguistic diversity, language shift; Key processes: identifying, recognising]


  • identifying regions, places and communities where the language is spoken
  • mapping the different languages spoken in the class to create a language map or wall chart
  • identifying immediate neighbours and the languages they speak, recognising shared vocabulary across groups of neighbouring languages
  • recognising that there are many different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Australia, for example, by viewing Language maps of the region, the state and the whole of Australia
  • recognising the ecological regions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, for example, desert, coastal, rain forest, sub-alpine, riverine and seas
  • recognising that some Indigenous languages in Australia are strong, while others are endangered or in the process of being revived or reclaimed
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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