Korean / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse and comment on cultural and linguistic practices indifferent contexts and reflect on own and others’ communicative practices

[Key concepts: norm, value system,intercultural understanding; Key processes: analysing, reflecting, critical thinking]


  • examining cultural backgrounds underlying culturally appropriatebody language, gestures and verbal expressions in Korean and other languages
  • reflecting on diverse interpretations ofeveryday language use in Korean, including body language and gestures, and identifying Korean cultural elements, makingcomparisons with own language, for example, possible interpretations of such expressions as 어디 가요? and 밥 먹었어요? as eithergreetings or genuine questions, depending on the context
  • recognising that cultural values, customs and practices are constantly changing and areevident in language use, for example, the use of kinship terms to refer to people who are not blood relations, such as오빠/형, 언니/누나, 이모, 삼촌
  • recognising that language use can reflect and express culturalidentity; that multiple languages exist in both Korea and Australia, including indigenous languages; and that manypeople are multilingual and value this capability as an integral part of their identity
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  Korean language

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