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Curriculum content descriptions

Experiment with pronunciation and spelling of Vietnamese vowels, consonants and tone markers

[Key concepts: pronunciation, spelling; Key processes: listening, distinguishing, applying]


  • identifying similarities and differences between Vietnamese and English pronunciation, and adapting learnt spelling strategies from one language to the other
  • exploring the Vietnamese sound system and making connections between letters, sounds and tone markers in words, for example, adding or changing tone markers to form new words (co, cò, có, cỏ, cọ)
  • recognising common Vietnamese sounds in words, for example, nguyên âm đôi, and using spelling strategies to identify and produce words that have the same sounds, for example, ao: áo, táo, vào and ơi: chơi, với, tới
  • analysing sounds such as diphthongs and triphthongs (nguyên âm đôi và nguyên âm ba) and rhyming patterns (vần điệu) when listening to Vietnamese songs, and grouping words according to their pronunciation and sounds, for example, uơi: cười, tươi, người and iên: liền, miền, điền, tiền
  • developing and applying spelling strategies when writing frequently used words and more difficult words, for example, ưa, mưa, đưa, chưa, and forming new words, for example, cái, mái, lái, thái, trái
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
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