Turkish / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Discuss the experience of switching between languages, noticing when they choose to use either Turkish or English and how each culture influences ways of communicating

[Key concepts: code-switching, intercultural communication, language domains; Key processes: monitoring, adjusting, reflecting, describing]


  • identifying and comparing instances when they switch between Turkish and English, considering why they do this in particular situations or interactions
  • comparing experiences of using Turkish and English with a particular person, such as a parent or older relative, noticing which topics or interactions fit more easily into one language than the other and considering reasons for this
  • reflecting on experiences of feeling either uncomfortable or comfortable when switching between languages, explaining why this might have been the case, for example, when translating for parents or other family members or interpreting for visitors
  • identifying adjustments they make when moving between Turkish and English at school and at home, such as using different forms of address and showing respect or affection in particular ways, discussing why these adjustments are necessary
  • reflecting on instances when their use of Turkish, English or other languages has been misinterpreted and discussing possible reasons for this
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Turkish language

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