Hindi / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on their own use of Hindi, English and other languages or dialects for different social purposes, and recognise that they sometimes mix and switch between languages

[Key concepts: language domains, multilingualism; Key processes: comparing, explaining, analysing, reflecting]


  • creating individual language profiles, explaining which languages or dialects they use in their family, social and community lives
  • recognising that language use among bilingual/multilingual speakers varies according to ethnicity, age, profession or social status and to the context of use
  • reflecting on the different role of elements such as gestures, body language and the use of space or silence when they are using different languages
  • reflecting on the impact on their lives and on their sense of identity of speaking more than one language
  • reflecting on how they use language differently in interactions across different contexts, and how these differences help to signal social roles and relationships
  • sharing examples of how they sometimes mix and switch between languages when they are speaking to each other
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Hindi language

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