Hindi / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that different words, expressions and gestures are used by Hindi speakers to interact with different people in different situations

[Key concepts: language variation, respect, difference; Key processes: noticing, selecting, adapting]


  • recognising that language they use at home or when playing with friends is sometimes different to language they use in school, for example, addressing each other as तू/ तुम rather than the more respectful form of आप, or using the informal pronunciation of ये/वो rather than the formal pronunciation यह/वह
  • recognising that children in their class may use different words and expressions that come from different dialects and languages
  • understanding that different forms of address are used to greet different people, for example, addressing elders as आप, equal or younger people as तुम and being addressed by older relatives as जीते रहो
  • understanding that different greetings are used with people from different community and religious groups, for example, नमस्ते/नमस्कार to a Hindu, अस्सलाम अलैकुम to a Muslim and सत् श्री अकाल to a Sikh
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Hindi language

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