Korean / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore how Korean is used in varying ways for different purposes and audiences in different socialand cultural contexts and situations by comparing different registers and styles used in texts in different modes

[Keyconcepts: formality, register, language modes; Key processes: observing, analysing, relating, comparing]


  • identifying differences in language usein different social and cultural contexts and relating them to differences in the roles and relationships ofparticipants in the interaction, for example, noticing the use of 반말 (안녕히 가세요 versus 잘 가)
  • examiningvariations in language used in face- to-face and written and digital communication, particularly noticing colloquiallanguage and how it differs from standard forms, for example, more frequent use of contractions, acronyms, omission ofcase markers/particles and informal style
  • identifying levels of formality or register of language used in texts and explaining reasons for this, for example,the use of formal language when communicating with people in authority to show respect, the use of informal language incommercials to create a sense of familiarity
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Language usage,  Korean language

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