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

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Understand how language diversity reflects local and global variations in social and cultural histories

[Key concepts: regional variation, indigenous languages, power, symbolism; Key processes: exploring issues, identifying, analysing, comparing]


  • recognising that in many Spanish-speaking countries other languages are co-official with Spanish, such as Guaraní in Paraguay, Catalan, Galician and Basque/Euskera in Spain, and Quiché in Guatemala, and investigating the history and issues surrounding such relationships between languages
  • investigating the status and function of indigenous languages in Spanish-speaking countries, considering issues such as language rights, language death, and revival and reclamation efforts, and drawing comparisons with Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages in Australia
  • exploring the influence of Latin-American popular culture in the United States and the rest of the world, for example, cinema, music and TV channels, telenovelas, sport
  • considering how the process of moving between standard/national languages and regional languages such as Catalan or Basque reflects personal, social and political histories
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
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Spanish language

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