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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and use vocabularyrelating to familiar environments and activities such as home, school, daily routines, leisure activities and culturalcelebrations

[Key concepts: meaning, function, number systems, descriptive/ action verbs; Key processes: identifying,naming, describing, qualifying]


  • discriminating between content words (words that have more to do with meaning, such as 나무 or 예뻐요) and function words(words that have less to do with meaning and more to do with grammatical functions, such as –이/가, 을/를, –은/는)
  • identifying family members using basic kinship terms (어머니, 아버지, 동생, 언니, 오빠, 형)and others in school environments (선생님, 학생, 친구)
  • usingvocabulary to describe people, animals or objects, for example, names of body parts (눈, 코. 입, 머리, 날개, …) and colours(빨간색, 노란색, 갈색, …)
  • identifying familiar things, pets/animals, activities andplaces, using basic common nouns (운동, 수영, 축구, 요리, 음식, 사과, 오렌지, 집, 동물원, 공원, 영화, 코알라, 캥거루, 고양이, 강아지, 토끼, 호랑이, 여우, …)including some words for Korean food (밥, 불고기, 김치, …) and loan words from English (바비큐, 아이스크림, 크리켓, 텔레비전, 쇼핑, 컴퓨터, 조깅,…)
  • identifying objects andfacilities in the school environment (책, 책상, 화장실, 매점, 교실, 음악실, 수영장, …), known languages (한국어, 영어, 아보리진어, 스페인어, 중국어, ...)and countries they are spoken in (한국, 호주, 스페인, 중국, ...)
  • using common descriptive/actionverbs to describe qualities/states (좋아요, 예뻐요, 재미있어요, 재미없어요, 키가 커요/작아요, 착해요, 귀여워요, 맛있어요, 맛없어요, 맞아요, 틀려요) and actions (가요,먹어요, 좋아해요, 공부해요, 일어나요, 알아요. 몰라요, 주세요, 앉으세요, 보세요, 들으세요, 쓰세요, 따라하세요, 미세요, 당기세요), including some abstract words such as중요해요
  • qualifying actions orstates/qualities using basic adverbs (아주, 잘, 같이, 빨리, 천천히)
  • marking time using time vocabulary 어제, 오늘, 내일, 주말, –요일 (월요일, …)
  • referring to what is being communicated / discussed using 이/그/저 (이 사과가 맛있어요), 이것/저것/그것 (이것이 영어로 뭐예요?) or 여기/저기/거기 whenreferring to a place (여기가 우리 집이에요)
  • using numbers in Korean expressed in two different systems for different things (하나, 둘, 셋, … versus 일, 이, 삼, …)
  • using basic counters and Arabic numeralswith appropriate pronunciations, for example, 사과 한 개, 학생 세 명, 11 , 7 학년
  • using basichonorific/humble words appropriately, for example, 저, 선생님, 생신
  • using idiomatic expressions forgreeting, farewelling, for some learning activities and everyday interactions, for example, 안녕하세요? 만나서 반가워요, 안녕히가세요/계세요, 고맙습니다, 감사합니다, 환영합니다, 생일 축하합니다, … 같아요, …계 … 사람 (중국계 호주 사람), … 회원이에요
  • recognising some words related to celebrations, festivals or traditions in Korea, forexample, 설날, 세배, 첫돌, 연날리기, 한복
  • recognisingsome specialised vocabulary, for example, 안전띠, 구명 조끼, 비상구, …
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Verbs,  Word meanings,  Number (Grammar),  Korean language

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