Turkish / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on how communities’ ways of using languages are shaped by values and belief systems, and how these may be differently interpreted by speakers of other languages

[Key concepts: culture, perspective, values, practice; Key processes: comparing, explaining, analysing, reflecting]


  • understanding that people interpret and respond to intercultural experiences in different ways depending on their own cultural perspectives, recognising the validity of different perspectives and questioning notions of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ideas or behaviours
  • noticing ways in which the Turkish language reflects values and traditions of Turkish communities, such as Nazar değmesin
  • comparing superstitions across cultures, for example, Yerde uzanan çocukların üzerinden atlama, Geceleyin tırnak kesilmez, tahtaya vurmak, yıldız kayarken dilek tutmak compared to ‘breaking a mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck’, researching their origins and considering their relevance today
  • considering how Turkish interaction patterns around familiar routines such as meal times reflect cultural practices and values associated with family life, food and social relationships, for example, selamlaşma, yemek zamanı-öğünler, sofra adabı
  • identifying examples of Australian values and traditions reflected in ways of communicating that may not be familiar to members of other language communities, for example, ways of addressing people, behaviour and interactions around meal times
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Turkish language

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