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

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that language and culture are integral to the nature of identity and communication

[Key concept: assumptions; Key processes: exploring, examining connections]


  • recognising that texts such as stories have a social and cultural purpose, and comparing values depicted in texts, for example, the moral of a story such as ‘Cinderella’ compared to that of Bawang Putih dan Bawang Merah
  • noticing how Indonesians describe self, such as often including regional language, ethnic group and religious affiliation
  • understanding that Indonesian as a national language enables communication across diverse groups of people and languages, and is part of national identity
  • recognising generalisations and stereotypes about cultural groups (for example, ‘all Indonesians are Muslim’), and noticing that the reality is more complex and varied
  • considering connections between language and culture in own experiences and perspective, such as how own language use reflects cultural practices, for example, participating in outdoor activities such as sports
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

Regional culture,  Ethnicity,  Indonesian language

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