Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language building

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages can provide language revival benefits to communities

[Key concept: language ownership, language revival; Key processes: identifying, engaging]


  • understanding that language is communally owned and therefore owners must be consulted regarding any use of it, including learning it in school
  • identifying and engaging with local identities/personalities/people who are involved in language revival efforts
  • considering why learning an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language is important in Australia
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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