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

Curriculum content descriptions

Develop awareness that Indonesian and English borrow from each other.

[Key concept: borrowing; Key process: observing]


  • knowing that Indonesian and English use the same alphabet
  • recognising that Indonesian has some loan words from English, such as komputer and televisi, and that English has some from Indonesian, such as ‘orangutan’, ‘satay’ and ‘sarong’, with some changes in spelling
  • keeping a class record of words in Indonesian that are borrowed from other languages, including loan words from Aboriginal languages, Torres Strait Islander languages
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Indonesian language

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