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

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice that languages borrow words from each other

[Key concepts: relatedness, borrowing; Key processes: identifying, recognising, comparing]


  • noticing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander words and phrases used in everyday Australian life, for example, koala, euro, billabong, dingo
  • recognising that some words in the language have come from other languages
  • recognising words in English that have been borrowed from other languages
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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