Hindi / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Explain the meaning of simple Hindi words, phrases and gestures, noticing similarities or differences with English or other known languages

[Key concepts: language, meaning, translation; Key processes: noticing, comparing, translating, explaining]


  • recognising that every language has its own words, sounds and gestures that it uses to make meaning
  • translating and explaining the meaning of Hindi words and expressions often used by children of their age, for example, अच्छा!, comparing with expressions they use in similar situations in English
  • translating simple classroom texts, such as captions, signs, word lists, charts
  • demonstrating body language, gestures or facial expressions that they use with families and friends when speaking Hindi, such as moving the head in different ways to mean different things
  • explaining why particular forms of behaviour accompany interactions such as greetings in Hindi, for example, touching the feet of elders while saying प्रणाम to show respect, and receiving blessings
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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