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

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that language use varies according to the contexts of situation and culture (ACLITU054)

  • discussing the differences in register when using language in different contexts, for example, when giving an oral presentation to the class, talking to friends in the schoolyard, going shopping, or visiting the doctor
  • observing that language changes depending on the age and gender of the participants
  • noticing that language varies depending on how people feel, who they are interacting with and their relationship with each other, for example, emotive language is used with friends and peers (Ma dai! Non ci credo! Che barba!), more formal language is used with unknown adults (Scusi? Per cortesia), and a range of salutations of varying degrees of formality are used in written communication (Tanti cari bacioni/Un grande abbraccio/Distinti saluti)
  • comparing language use in similar social situations in Italian and English
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

Language usage,  Italian language

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