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

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the symbolic nature and power of language in local and global contexts

[Keyconcepts: culture, power, symbolism; Key processes: exploring issues, analysing, discussing]


  • understanding the nature of language that reflects and may effect changes in peoples’ way of thinking and in aspectsof society, finding examples from Korean, English and other known languages (for example, discouraging the use oflanguage that implies social discrimination or replacing it with alternatives or newly created vocabulary
  • identifying the function and power ofcultural expressions such as stories, symbols, icons and anthems, for example, 단군신화, 애국가, 아리랑, 태극기, the Dreamtime,Aboriginal and Australian flags
  • exploring and discussing how and why new products and practices from other cultures areadopted, typically with terminology in the language/s associated
  • collecting and discussing examples of language impacting on society and culture, drawingon other learning areas such as history, social studies and the arts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Culture,  Korean language

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