Indonesian / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that language varies according to age, gender and social position, such as place in the family

[Key concept: status; Key processes: observing, comparing]


  • noticing differences between formal and informal language such as greetings (Hai for friends and Selamat pagi… for adults), or that Ibu/Bapak replaces ‘you’ when speaking to adults and that kamu is not appropriate
  • comparing advertisements, such as for games or toys, for different age groups and genders
  • recognising appropriateness of gestures to accompany language when addressing teachers, friends or visitors to school
  • analysing how the language of texts such as invitations and greeting cards can vary depending on the occasion and the degree of closeness of the relationship between people
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Register (Language),  Greetings,  Indonesian language

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