Spanish / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare and explain simple texts or expressions in both Spanish and English, such as street signs, advertisements, sayings and greetings

[Key concepts: gist, meaning; Key processes: matching, translating, comparing]


  • comparing Spanish expressions used in routine social interactions such as greetings with equivalent English versions, identifying differences, similarities and cultural references, for example, ¿qué tal?/‘Hi!’, chao/‘See you later’, ¡buen provecho!/‘Enjoy your lunch’
  • matching street signs from the Spanish-speaking world with equivalents found in Australia, for example, Llamas en la carretera and ‘Koalas crossing’, No pisar el césped and ‘Keep off the grass’
  • using a picture or digital dictionary to find the meanings of simple words used in class, and comparing English and Spanish versions of each word
  • playing matching-pair games with Spanish and English word cards, matching vocabulary for familiar concepts or objects, for example, family members, or vocabulary related to food/eating
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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