Hindi / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify key features of multilingual experience, referencing their own individual and community language practices

[Key concepts: multilingualism, context, culture; Key processes: explaining, reflecting, analysing]


  • explaining the influence of Hindi language and associated cultures on their ways of communicating in different situations, for example, by creating a glossary of Hindi words and expressions that they use when communicating in English and English words and expressions that they use when communicating in Hindi
  • considering the advantages of being bilingual or multicultural, the limitations of being monolingual, and the meaning of concepts such as intercultural competence and translanguaging
  • discussing the effects of using either Hindi or English on how they express feelings, debate ideas or construct arguments
  • reflecting on how they use different languages when communicating across different social contexts, and to what extent these choices signal or define social roles or relationships and provide additional resources for thinking and talking about ideas and experience
  • recognising that language use among bilingual and multilingual speakers varies according to ethnicity, age, profession or social status, and to the context of language use
  • reflecting on other people’s reactions to their use of Hindi and/or English, considering how perceptions of other people’s ways of communicating are shaped by cultural standpoints, experiences and perspectives
  • creating and comparing individual language profiles, explaining which languages or dialects they use in their family, social and community lives
  • reflecting on elements such as gestures, body language and the use of space or silence when they are using different languages to communicate
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

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