Spanish / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify the variety of languages represented in the school, local community and general Australian population

[Key concepts: community, diversity; Key processes: mapping, grouping]


  • identifying languages used by classmates, for example, by creating a class profile or language map with greetings in each language
  • discussing the nature, history and importance of Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages in the school community and in wider Australian society, and identifying the language of the Country
  • exploring similarities and differences between the many languages spoken in Australia and represented in the school, for example, by comparing the ways different languages use writing, sound/speech and gestures to communicate
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
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