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

Curriculum content descriptions

Develop awareness that language use reflects different contexts, purposes and audiences

[Key concepts: social distance/intimacy, context; Key processes: analysing, predicting]


  • recognising that there are linguistic choices available to vary the level of politeness in interactions, such as when giving instructions, for example, duduk, duduklah, silakan duduk
  • observing how language use reflects respect and social distance, such as making requests with different levels of formality (Minta, Mohon, Boleh, Bolehkah?), showing respect for authority figures (Pak Guru, Mas, Mbak), and expressing familiarity with friends such as by using nicknames (nama panggilan)
  • reflecting on how language varies depending on the situation, for example, ordering a meal in a fast food restaurant, Satu paket… compared to a dine-in restaurant, Minta segelas air, Bu
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),  Indonesian language

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