Hindi / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on how communities’ ways of using languages are shaped by values and belief systems, and how these may be differently interpreted by speakers of other languages

[Key concepts: perspective, culture, place, values; Key processes: questioning, analysing, identifying]


  • understanding that people ‘read’ intercultural communication in different ways depending on their own cultural perspectives, and recognising the validity of different perspectives and questioning notions of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ideas
  • noticing ways in which the Hindi language reflects values and traditions of Indian communities, for example, understanding concepts such as सत्संग, घूँघट
  • reflecting on how different languages and cultures represented in the classroom influence ways of talking or acting in social, physical and temporal environments, for example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationships with place, language and culture; the concept of non-linear time expressed in Hindi कल, परसों, the concepts of अहिंसा and कर्म
  • identifying Australian values and traditions such as informality, mateship and loyalty that resonate in particular words, expressions or behaviours that may be misunderstood by others, for example, ‘bring a plate’, ‘fair dinkum’, ‘mate’
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
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