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

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore and reflect on the nature of language change inresponse to changing cultural and social conditions

[Key concepts: globalisation, social conditions, interculturalcontact, popular culture; Key processes: reflecting, discussing, explaining]


  • understanding how Hangeul was created in response to the needfor a writing system that would reflect the sound system of spoken Korean in 15th-century Korea; reflecting on how itscreation has impacted on the Korean language and culture and people’s lives up until now, discussing the role of scriptin aspects of culture in everyday life
  • discussing possible reasons for changes in Korean language use, such as exposure toother languages, changing contexts of use and the development of digital technology
  • exploring how globalisation has accelerated the use ofEnglish words and expressions in Korean language use, discussing advantages and disadvantages in the blending oflanguages
  • examining howacronyms or short forms of words are used in Korean and in English, discussing how these forms reflect people’s changinglifestyles
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Language evolution,  Korean language

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