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Foundation to Year 2

Foundation to Year 2 Band Description

The nature of the learners

Children enter the early years of schooling with established communication skills in one or more languages and varying degrees of early literacy capability. For young students, learning typically focuses on their immediate world of family, home, school, friends and neighbourhood. They are learning how to socialise with new people, share...

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The nature of the learners

Children enter the early years of schooling with established communication skills in one or more languages and varying degrees of early literacy capability. For young students, learning typically focuses on their immediate world of family, home, school, friends and neighbourhood. They are learning how to socialise with new people, share with others, and participate in structured routines and activities at school. Typically they have little to no experience of French language and culture.

French language learning and use

French is learnt in parallel with English language and literacy. Learning in the two areas progresses at very different levels but each supports and enriches the other. French is used in classroom interactions, routines and activities, supported by the use of visual and concrete materials, gestures and body language. At this stage, there is a focus on play and imaginative activities, games, music, movement and familiar routines, which provide scaffolding and context for language development. Oral language is developed through listening to the sounds, shapes and patterns of French through activities such as rhymes, songs, clapping and action games, and through imitating and repeating sounds modelled by the teacher and aural texts. Learners experiment with simple formulaic expressions and one- or two-word responses to prompts and cues. As they progress to using French for interactions such as greetings or asking and answering questions, they notice that language behaves differently in different situations and that French speakers communicate in some ways that are different to their own. Creative play provides opportunities for exploring these differences and for using French for purposeful interaction, for example, asking for help, sharing ideas, challenging each other or expressing surprise.

Contexts of interaction

Learners interact with each other and the teacher, with some access to wider school and community members. Information and communications technologies (ICT) resources provide additional access to French language and culture experience, connecting learners’ social worlds with those of French-speaking children in different contexts. Students may also encounter ideas about France and the French language outside the classroom, through travel, the media or popular culture.

Texts and resources

Learners engage with a variety of spoken, visual and written texts. They listen and respond to teacher talk, share ideas and join in stories, songs, play and simple conversations. Written and digital texts include stories, wall charts and Big Books, and teacher-generated materials such as games, labels, captions and flashcards. Writing skills progress from tracing and copying high-frequency words to writing modelled words and sentences independently (for example, greeting cards, captions or labels) and co-creating shared resources such as word walls or storybooks.

Features of French language use

Students become familiar with the sound systems of the French language, including pronunciation, rhythm, pitch and stress. They learn to pronounce individual letters and letter combinations, including unfamiliar sounds such as -eau, -u, è, é, ou, r and g. They recognise and use the intonation patterns that distinguish between statements, questions and exclamations. They use simple basic sentence structure and learn to write single words and simple phrases, noticing the use of accents and how these change the sound of letters. They become familiar with the idea of grammatical gender and know how to use singular and plural forms. They notice similarities and differences between French and English and begin to develop curiosity around the idea of difference and culture.

Level of support

Rich language input characterises the first stages of learning. Learners are supported via the provision of experiences that are challenging but achievable, with high levels of scaffolding and support. This includes modelling, monitoring and moderating by the teacher, providing multiple and varied sources of input and stimulus, regular opportunities for revisiting, recycling and reviewing, and continuous cueing, feedback, response and encouragement.

The role of English

Learners are encouraged to use French whenever possible, with the teacher providing rich and supported language input. English is used as a medium of instruction and for explanation and discussion. This allows learners to talk about differences and similarities they notice between French and their first language(s) and culture(s), to ask questions about language and culture, and to consider how they feel when they hear or use French and about how they view different languages and the people who speak them. This introduction to the ‘meta’ dimension of intercultural learning develops the ability to consider different perspectives and ways of being.

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Foundation to Year 2 Content Descriptions

Communicating
Socialising

Interact with each other and the teacher using simple language and gestures for exchanges such as greetings and farewells, thanks and introductions, and for talking about self and family
[Key concepts: self, family, home, friendship; Key processes: interacting, greeting, thanking, describing]
(ACLFRC001)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Participate in guided group activities using simple repetitive language in songs, rhymes, games and transactions
[Key concepts: play, performance, action learning, exchange; Key processes: participating, performing, taking turns, requesting]
(ACLFRC002)

Literacy Numeracy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Recognise and respond to classroom interactions such as opening and closing of lessons, transition activities, and giving and following instructions
[Key concepts: roles, routines, rules, interactions; Key processes: listening, observing, cooperating, responding]
(ACLFRC003)

Literacy Numeracy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Informing

Identify key points of information in simple texts
[Key concepts: text, meaning, context; Key processes: decoding, guessing, making meaning]
(ACLFRC004)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Convey factual information about self, family, friends and possessions, using simple statements, gestures and support materials
[Key concepts: self, family, school; Key processes: naming, labelling, showing, describing]
(ACLFRC005)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Creating

Engage with a range of imaginative texts through action, dance, drawing and other forms of expression
[Key concepts: imagination, response, character, expression; Key processes: responding, acting, dancing, expressing]
(ACLFRC006)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Participate in shared performance and presentation of stories, songs or nursery rhymes, playing with sound patterns, rhyming words and non-verbal forms of expression
[Key concepts: rhythm, expression, pronunciation; Key processes: chanting, miming, drawing, dancing]
(ACLFRC007)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Translating

Translate simple French words, phrases and gestures for family and friends, noticing how they may have similar or different meanings in English or other known languages
[Key concepts: language, vocabulary, meaning; Key processes: demonstrating, explaining, comparing]
(ACLFRC008)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create simple print or digital texts that use both French and English, such as labels, word banks, wall charts or ID cards
[Key concepts: vocabulary, translation, meaning; Key processes: naming, comparing, copying]
(ACLFRC009)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Reflecting

Notice how using French feels and sounds different to using own language(s) and involves behaviours as well as words
[Key concepts: language, culture, difference; Key processes: noticing, considering, comparing]
(ACLFRC010)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Describe themselves, the people they are close to and the ways they communicate, using simple statements and gestures
[Key concepts: identity, self, communication; Key processes: describing, explaining, presenting]
(ACLFRC011)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Understanding
Systems of language

Recognise and reproduce the sounds and rhythms of spoken French, noticing how they are produced and how they are represented in words and symbols
[Key concepts: pitch, stress, intonation, letters, pronunciation; Key processes: listening, distinguishing, reading, recognising]
(ACLFRU012)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Understand some first elements of French grammar, such as simple verb and gender forms, definite articles, pronouns and prepositions
[Key concepts: words, sentences, grammar, patterns, rules; Key processes: recognising, naming, selecting]
(ACLFRU013)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Understand that language is organised as ‘texts’, which take different forms and use different structures and features to achieve their purposes
[Key concepts: genre, text, meaning; Key processes: noticing, applying]
(ACLFRU014)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking
Language variation and change

Understand that French speakers use language differently in different situations, such as in playground games, at home with the family or in the classroom
[Key concepts: language as social practice, language conventions; Key processes: noticing, comparing]
(ACLFRU015)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Understand that all languages continuously change through contact with each other and through changes in society
[Key concepts: language, change, word borrowing; Key processes: noticing, comparing, listing]
(ACLFRU016)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Intercultural understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Recognise that Australia is a multilingual society with speakers of many different languages, including French
[Key concepts: multilingualism, culture, community; Key processes: discussing, observing, mapping]
(ACLFRU017)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
Role of language and culture

Understand that people use language in ways that reflect their culture, such as where and how they live and what is important to them
[Key concepts: language, culture, meaning; Key processes: noticing, asking questions, reflecting, explaining]
(ACLFRU018)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding

Foundation to Year 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 2, students interact with teachers and each other through action-related talk and play. They exchange greetings such as Bonjour! Comment ça va? Très bien, merci and respond to question cues with single words or set phrases such as Qu’est-ce que c’est? Un éléphant. Tu veux un croissant? Non, merci. They choose between options when responding to questions such as Tu veux le rouge ou le bleu? They make meaning using visual, non-verbal and contextual cues such as intonation, gestures and facial expressions. They mimic French pronunciation, approximating vowel sounds and consonant combinations with some accuracy. They identify key words in spoken texts, such as names of people, places or objects. They use modelled examples and formulaic language to convey factual information at word and simple sentence level, such as making statements about themselves, their class and home environment, the weather or date. They write simple texts such as lists, labels, captions and descriptions. Students use some pronouns, prepositions and simple present tense forms of regular verbs.

Students identify ways in which spoken French sounds different to English and know that it uses the same alphabet when written. They identify words that are written the same in both languages but pronounced differently. They know that French is the language used in France and also in many other regions of the world. They know that language is used differently in different situations and between different people. They identify differences and similarities between their own and other’s languages and cultures.

 

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 Band Description

The nature of the learners

At this level, children are developing awareness of their social worlds and of their memberships of various groups including of the French class. They are developing literacy capabilities in English, such as writing in the Roman alphabet, and this assists to some degree in learning French. They benefit from varied, activity-based learning...

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The nature of the learners

At this level, children are developing awareness of their social worlds and of their memberships of various groups including of the French class. They are developing literacy capabilities in English, such as writing in the Roman alphabet, and this assists to some degree in learning French. They benefit from varied, activity-based learning that builds on their interests and capabilities and makes connections with other areas of learning.

French language learning and use

A balance between language knowledge and language use is established. Activities that focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are integrated with purposeful, varied communicative activities. The development of oral proficiency at this stage continues to rely on rich language input. Learners engage in a lot of listening, developing active-listening and comprehension skills, using contextual, grammatical, phonic and non-verbal cues. The language they hear is authentic with modification, involving familiar vocabulary and simple structures. The balance between listening and speaking gradually shifts as learners are supported to use the language themselves in familiar contexts and situations. They exchange simple ideas and information, negotiate predictable activities and interactions, and participate in shared tasks, performance and play. They continue to build vocabulary that can be adapted for different purposes. They control simple grammatical forms with some accuracy to communicate in familiar contexts.

Contexts of interaction

The context in which students interact is primarily the language classroom and the school environment, with some sharing of their learning at home. They also have some access to wider communities of French speakers and resources through virtual and digital technology. The familiarity and routine dimension of the classroom context provide scaffolding and opportunities for language practice and experimentation.

Texts and resources

Learners develop literacy skills through interacting with a range of spoken, written, visual and multimodal texts. Imaginative and interactive texts such as picture books, stories, puppet play, songs and computer games introduce them to the expressive and cultural dimensions of French. Procedural, informative and descriptive texts, such as timetables, tuckshop orders or class profiles, show how language is used to organise, to describe and to ‘get things done’. Learners may have access to resources developed for children in France, such as television programs, advertisements or web pages, as a way of developing cultural knowledge.

Features of French language use

Learning French contributes to the process of making sense of the children’s worlds that characterises this stage of development. As they encounter French language and culture they understand that French and English have many similarities and also some interesting differences. They notice features of French communication such as the use of gestures, facial expressions, intonation patterns and polite forms of address. They make comparisons with their own ways of communicating. This leads them to think about identity and difference and about what it means to speak more than one language.

Level of support

This stage of learning involves extensive support. This is primarily provided by the teacher, who provides instruction, explanations, examples, repetition, reinforcement and feedback. Tasks and activities are carefully scaffolded and resourced. Time is allowed for experimentation, drafting and redrafting. Learners are supported to self-monitor and reflect on their learning.

The role of English

Learners are supported to use French as much as possible for classroom routines, social interactions, structured learning tasks, and language experimentation and practice. English is used for discussion, explanation and reflection, enabling learners to develop a language for sharing ideas about language and culture systems. It enables them to ask questions to support their learning and to reflect on the experience of moving between languages and cultures. Using both French and English in the classroom develops a sense of what it means to be bilingual.

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Years 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Communicating
Socialising

Participate in routine exchanges such as asking each other how they are, offering wishes and sharing information about aspects of their personal worlds
[Key concepts: communication, politeness, friendship; Key processes: interacting, listening, questioning, responding]
(ACLFRC019)

Literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Make statements, ask questions and collaborate in shared tasks such as science experiments, cooking or craft activities, building collections or swapping items
[Key concepts: collaboration, creativity, discovery; Key processes: contributing, collecting, exchanging]
(ACLFRC020)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Follow the teacher’s instructions and use simple questions, statements and gestures to support own learning, such as asking for help or permission or attracting attention
[Key concepts: learning strategies, support; Key processes: requesting, clarifying, responding]
(ACLFRC021)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability
Informing

Locate specific points of information in different types of texts relating to social and natural worlds
[Key concepts: community, family, friends, environment; Key processes: focused reading, information selection and organisation]
(ACLFRC022)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Present factual information about self, others, and home and school life, using graphic support such as photos, maps or charts
[Key concepts: home, school, information; Key processes: selecting, presenting, comparing]
(ACLFRC023)

Literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Creating

Participate in interactive stories and performances, acting out responses, identifying favourite elements, and making simple statements about characters or themes
[Key concepts: response, action, expression; Key processes: participating, imagining, interpreting]
(ACLFRC024)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create short imaginative texts that allow for exploration and enjoyment of language
[Key concepts: fantasy, imagination; Key processes: experimenting, playing, creating, performing]
(ACLFRC025)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Translating

Translate high-frequency words and expressions in simple texts such as captions, story titles or recurring lines in a story, noticing which ones are difficult to interpret
[Key concepts: translation, meaning, culture; Key processes: noticing, explaining, comparing]
(ACLFRC026)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create bilingual versions of texts such as picture dictionaries, action games or captions for images
[Key concepts: translation, meaning; Key processes: selecting, code-mixing, explaining]
(ACLFRC027)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Reflecting

Notice what looks or feels similar or different to own language and culture when interacting in French
[Key concepts: communication, difference, respect; Key processes: noticing, comparing, reflecting]
(ACLFRC028)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Explore their own sense of identity, including elements such as family, friends and interests, and ways of using language with different people
[Key concepts: identity, friends, groups; Key processes: noticing, describing, identifying]
(ACLFRC029)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Understanding
Systems of language

Experiment with the pronunciation of vowel sounds, letter combinations and intonation patterns, and recognise and write high-frequency words and expressions in familiar contexts
[Key concepts: pronunciation, accent, spelling, writing; Key processes: alphabetic recognition, discriminating sounds, recognising words]
(ACLFRU030)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Notice and apply elements of French grammar such as word order, gender and singular/plural forms, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions in simple spoken and written texts
[Key concepts: sentence, gender, number; Key processes: recognising, applying, naming]
(ACLFRU031)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Notice differences between simple spoken, written and multimodal French texts used in familiar contexts, and compare with similar texts in English.
[Key concepts: mode, medium, language features; Key processes: noticing, comparing, describing, explaining]
(ACLFRU032)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking
Language variation and change

Understand that different ways of using French reflect different regions and countries, different relationships and different ways of making meaning
[Key concepts: variation, register, tenor; Key processes: observing, explaining]
(ACLFRU033)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Understand that languages change over time and influence each other, and that French has influenced many languages, including English
[Key concepts: influence, change, exchange; Key processes: identifying, classifying, interpreting]
(ACLFRU034)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Intercultural understanding

Know that French is an important global language used by communities in many countries around the world and that it has connections with several other languages
[Key concepts: global language, culture, identity, communication; Key processes: collecting data, mapping, grouping]
(ACLFRU035)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Role of language and culture

Notice differences between French, Australian and other cultures’ practices and how these are reflected in language
[Key concepts: culture as process and practice, beliefs, values; Key processes: identifying, describing, discussing]
(ACLFRU036)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Years 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 4, students interact with teachers and each other through classroom routines, action-related talk and play. They exchange greetings and wishes, respond to familiar instructions and to questions such as Qu’est-ce que c’est? and Qu’est-ce que tu fais? They share simple ideas and information, express positive and negative feelings (for example, Je suis très contente; Je n’aime pas la pluie) and ask for help, clarification and permission. They interpret visual, non-verbal and contextual cues such as intonation, gestures and facial expressions to help make meaning. They make statements using the present tense and present + infinitive form about self, family and interests (for example, Je suis australien et italien; J’habite à Brisbane; Je vais partir demain). They approximate the sounds, rhythms and pitch of spoken French. They comprehend simple, spoken, written, visual and multimodal texts, using cues such as context, graphics, familiar vocabulary and language features. They use modelled sentence structures to compose short original texts such as descriptions, captions or simple narratives, using conjunctions such as et and

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By the end of Year 4, students interact with teachers and each other through classroom routines, action-related talk and play. They exchange greetings and wishes, respond to familiar instructions and to questions such as Qu’est-ce que c’est? and Qu’est-ce que tu fais? They share simple ideas and information, express positive and negative feelings (for example, Je suis très contente; Je n’aime pas la pluie) and ask for help, clarification and permission. They interpret visual, non-verbal and contextual cues such as intonation, gestures and facial expressions to help make meaning. They make statements using the present tense and present + infinitive form about self, family and interests (for example, Je suis australien et italien; J’habite à Brisbane; Je vais partir demain). They approximate the sounds, rhythms and pitch of spoken French. They comprehend simple, spoken, written, visual and multimodal texts, using cues such as context, graphics, familiar vocabulary and language features. They use modelled sentence structures to compose short original texts such as descriptions, captions or simple narratives, using conjunctions such as et and mais, and prepositions such as sous, sur and devant. They use vocabulary related to familiar contexts and their personal worlds, and apply gender and number agreements in simple constructions (for example, une petite maison, les grands chiens).

Students know that French is a significant language spoken in many parts of the world, including Australia; that it is similar to English in some ways (for example, it has the same alphabet and basic sentence structure and many shared words) and different in other ways (such as in the use of titles, gestures, some new sounds such as r and u and gender forms). They know that languages change over time and influence each other. They identify French words used in English (such as menu, mousse) and English words used in French (such as le weekend, stop!). They demonstrate understanding of the fact that language may need to be adjusted to suit different situations and relationships (for example, formal and informal language, different text types). They explain how French has its own rules for pronunciation, non-verbal communication and grammar. They use terms such as verb, adjective and gender for talking about language and learning. Students identify ways in which languages are connected with cultures, and how the French language, like their own, reflects ways of behaving and thinking as well as ways of using language.

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Years 5 and 6

Years 5 and 6 Band Description

The nature of the learners

At this level, students are widening their social networks, experiences and communication repertoires in both their first language and French. They continue to need guidance and participate in structured, collaborative tasks that both recycle and extend language. Students are gaining greater independence and becoming more conscious...

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The nature of the learners

At this level, students are widening their social networks, experiences and communication repertoires in both their first language and French. They continue to need guidance and participate in structured, collaborative tasks that both recycle and extend language. Students are gaining greater independence and becoming more conscious of their peers and social context. They are gaining greater awareness of the world around them. Learners are noticing additional similarities and differences between French language and culture and their own.

French language learning and use

Learners’ communicative capabilities are stronger, and their pronunciation, intonation and phrasing are more confident and accurate. They control and access wider vocabulary resources and use a range of non-verbal strategies to support communication. Shared tasks develop social, cognitive and language skills and provide a context for purposeful language use. Focused attention to grammar, literacy skills development and exploration of cultural elements of communication are conducted at least in part in French. Learners use ICT to support their learning in increasingly independent and intentional ways, exchanging resources and information with each other and with young people in French-speaking communities, accessing music and media resources, and maintaining blogs and web pages. Oracy development at this level includes active listening to a range of input from different sources. Learners develop conversational and interactional skills such as initiating and sustaining conversation, using turn-taking protocols, and ‘reading’ language for cultural and contextual meaning. Individual and group oral presentation and performance skills are developed through researching and organising information, rehearsing and resourcing presentations, and selecting language appropriate for particular audiences. French is used increasingly for classroom interactions, routines and exchanges, for demonstrating understanding and for communicating simple information.

Contexts of interaction

Learners use French with each other and the teacher for an increasing range of purposes. They have some access to French speakers and cultural resources in wider contexts and communities through the use of ICT. Language development and use are typically incorporated into collaborative and interactive tasks, games and activities, and learners are supported to use French spontaneously when interacting with each other.

Texts and resources

Learners engage with a growing range of oral and written texts. They use cues and decoding strategies to assist comprehension and to make connections between contexts, ideas and language within and between texts. They create their own texts for a range of purposes and audiences, such as emails, dialogues, notes and letters, presentations and performances. With support they build cohesion into their spoken and written texts in terms of both content and expression. They write more accurately and fluently, extending their writing from simple phrases to more elaborated sentences and different types of text. They use modelled language and co-produce shared texts such as class stories, journals or captions for storyboards. They have some access to texts created for young French speakers, such as stories, cartoons, magazines, websites, music clips and television programs.

Features of French language use

Learners increase their range of French vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and textual knowledge. They are aware of the role of liaisons and accents and are familiar with frequent vowel–consonant combinations (-ille, -ette, -tion). They use present tense forms of regular -er, -ir and -re verbs, a small number of irregular verbs (être, avoir, aller, faire), and some reflexive verbs (se lever, s’habiller). They use plural forms of nouns and adjectives and some possessive adjectives. They move between statement and question forms and use simple negative constructions. They develop a metalanguage to describe patterns, rules and variations in language structures. Learners are building awareness of the relationship between language and culture, and exploring ideas relating to identity and communication. They question stereotypes, explore how attitudes are shaped by cultural perspectives, and consider their own cultural and communicative behaviours.

Level of support

While learners work more independently at this level, ongoing support, including modelling and scaffolding, is incorporated into task activity and focused language learning. Support includes provision of models, stimulus materials, and resources such as word charts, vocabulary lists, dictionaries and electronic reference resources.

The role of English

While the use of French in the classroom increases at this level, the use of English for discussion, reflection and explanation ensures the continued development of learners’ knowledge base and intercultural capability. The language of response around learning tasks depends on the nature of task demands. French is used for communicating in structured and supported tasks, and English for open-ended tasks that involve discussion and reflection and develop understanding of language and culture.

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Years 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Communicating
Socialising

Interact using descriptive and expressive language to share ideas, relate experiences and express feelings such as concern or sympathy
[Key concepts: communication, exchange, interests; Key processes: expressing, comparing, socialising]
(ACLFRC037)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Participate in guided tasks such as organising displays, developing projects or budgeting for events
[Key concepts: task, collaboration, budget; Key processes: planning, organising, budgeting]
(ACLFRC038)

Literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Sustainability

Use questions, statements and responses to participate in learning activities, to indicate understanding and to monitor learning
[Key concepts: mindful learning, process, outcome; Key processes: discussing, planning, monitoring, reflecting]
(ACLFRC039)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Informing

Gather and compare information from a range of sources relating to social and cultural worlds
[Key concepts; environment, communication, social behaviours; Key processes: researching, reading, listening, collating, evaluating]
(ACLFRC040)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Sustainability

Convey information and ideas in different formats to suit specific audiences and contexts
[Key concepts: content, audience, purpose; Key processes: organising, comparing, selecting]
(ACLFRC041)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Creating

Share responses to characters, events and ideas in texts such as stories, cartoons or films, making connections with own experience and feelings
[Key concepts: character, plot, imagination, feelings; Key processes: interpreting, expressing, comparing]
(ACLFRC042)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Present, reinterpret or create alternative versions of songs or stories, adapting events or characters to different modes or contexts
[Key concepts: adaptation, genre, plot, character; Key processes: imagining, creating, interpreting]
(ACLFRC043)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Translating

Translate simple texts from French to English and vice versa, noticing which words or phrases require interpretation or explanation
[Key concepts: meaning, translation, word borrowing; Key processes: comparing, interpreting, translating]
(ACLFRC044)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create own bilingual texts and learning resources such as displays, websites, newsletters or word banks
[Key concepts: bilingualism, word borrowing, meaning; Key processes: identifying, classifying, selecting, explaining]
(ACLFRC045)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Reflecting

Compare ways of communicating in Australian and French-speaking contexts, and identify ways that culture influences language use
[Key concepts: difference, language, culture; Key processes: noticing, reflecting, describing]
(ACLFRC046)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Reflect on aspects of own identity and language use, for example, by creating personal or group profiles or portfolios
[Key concepts: identity, community, bilingualism; Key processes: identifying, presenting, explaining]
(ACLFRC047)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Understanding
Systems of language

Recognise and apply features of intonation, pronunciation and writing conventions used in different types of texts and contexts
[Key concepts: listening discrimination, accuracy, fluency; Key processes: listening, reading, recognising]
(ACLFRF048)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Develop knowledge of grammatical elements such as tenses, and combine them with an increasing range of nouns, adjectives and adverbs to construct simple statements, questions and exclamations
[Key concepts: grammatical rules, patterns, exceptions; Key processes: classifying, discriminating, vocabulary building]
(ACLFRF049)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Understand how different French texts use language in ways that create different effects and suit different audiences
[Key concepts: genre, structure, audience, sequencing; Key processes: comparing, noticing, explaining]
(ACLFRF050)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking
Language variation and change

Understand that language is used differently in different contexts and situations
[Key concepts: language, identity, culture, context; Key processes: observing, comparing, analysing, explaining]
(ACLFRF051)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Understand that the French language is constantly changing due to contact with other languages and to the impact of new technologies and knowledge
[Key concepts: language contact, word borrowing, digital media; Key processes: observing, identifying, classifying]
(ACLFRF052)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Intercultural understanding

Understand that there are different forms of spoken and written French used in different contexts within France and in other regions of the world
[Key concepts: diversity, creoles, dialects, accents; Key processes: mapping, comparing, distinguishing]
(ACLFRF053)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Intercultural understanding
Role of language and culture

Reflect on how ways of using language are shaped by communities’ ways of thinking and behaving and may be differently interpreted by others
[Key concepts: cultures, norms, perspectives; Key processes: reflecting, observing, comparing]
(ACLFRF054)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Sustainability

Years 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 6, students use written and spoken French for classroom interactions and transactions, and to exchange personal ideas, experiences and feelings. They ask and answer questions in complete sentences in familiar contexts (For example, Est-ce que je peux … ? Tu peux..… ?), using appropriate pronunciation, intonation and non-verbal communication strategies. They use appropriate forms of address for different audiences, such as tu forms with friends and family members, and vous for teachers and other adults or when more than one person is involved. They gather and compare information from a range of texts. They identify key points and supporting details when reading and listening, and interpret and translate short community texts such as signs or notices. They create connected texts such as descriptions, conversations and picture books, using structured models and processes of drafting and re-drafting. They convey information in different formats to suit specific audiences and contexts. Students use present tense verb forms, conjunctions and connectives (such as et, mais, parce que, plus tard, maintenant), positive and negative statements (such as j...

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By the end of Year 6, students use written and spoken French for classroom interactions and transactions, and to exchange personal ideas, experiences and feelings. They ask and answer questions in complete sentences in familiar contexts (For example, Est-ce que je peux … ? Tu peux..… ?), using appropriate pronunciation, intonation and non-verbal communication strategies. They use appropriate forms of address for different audiences, such as tu forms with friends and family members, and vous for teachers and other adults or when more than one person is involved. They gather and compare information from a range of texts. They identify key points and supporting details when reading and listening, and interpret and translate short community texts such as signs or notices. They create connected texts such as descriptions, conversations and picture books, using structured models and processes of drafting and re-drafting. They convey information in different formats to suit specific audiences and contexts. Students use present tense verb forms, conjunctions and connectives (such as et, mais, parce que, plus tard, maintenant), positive and negative statements (such as j’ai trois amis, je n’ai plus d’amis), and adverbs such as très, aussi, beaucoup, un peu and lentement. They recognise and use with support verb forms such as le futur proche (je vais + l’infinitif) and le passé composé (j’ai + regular forms of past participle) as set phrases. They identify l’imparfait when reading (for example, c’était, il était). They use possessive pronouns and adjectives with modelling and support, and prepositions to mark time and place (such as avant, après, devant, derrière).

Students identify differences between spoken and written forms of French, comparing them with English and other known languages. They identify differences in commonly-used text types (for example, greetings, instructions and menus), commenting on differences in language features and text structures. They use metalanguage for language explanation (for example, formal and informal language, body language) and for reflecting on the experience of French language and culture learning. They identify relationships between parts of words (such as suffixes, prefixes) and stems of words (for example, préparer, préparation; le marché, le supermarché, l’hypermarché). Students make comparisons between French and their own language and culture, drawing from texts which relate to familiar routines and daily life (such as la vie scolaire, la famille, les courses, les loisirs, la cuisine). They explain to others French terms and expressions that reflect cultural practices (for example, bon appétit, bonne fête). They reflect on their own cultural identity in light of their experience of learning French, explaining how their ideas and ways of communicating are influenced by their membership of cultural groups.

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Years 7 and 8

Years 7 and 8 Band Description

The nature of the learners

These years represent a transition to secondary school. Students in this pathway are continuing to study French, bringing with them an established capability to interact in different situations, to engage with a variety of texts and to communicate with some assistance about their immediate world and that of France and other French-speaking...

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The nature of the learners

These years represent a transition to secondary school. Students in this pathway are continuing to study French, bringing with them an established capability to interact in different situations, to engage with a variety of texts and to communicate with some assistance about their immediate world and that of France and other French-speaking communities. They have experience in analysing the major features of the language system and in reflecting on the nature of intercultural exchanges in which they are involved.

French language learning and use

French is used for classroom interactions and transactions, for explaining and practising language forms and for developing cultural understanding. Additional opportunities for interaction in the target language are provided by purposeful and integrated use of ICT. Learners work both collaboratively and independently, exploring different modes and genres of communication, with particular reference to their own current interests. They pool language knowledge and resources to plan, problem-solve, monitor and reflect. They use modelled and rehearsed language in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and increasingly generate original and personal language. They make cross-curricular connections and explore intercultural perspectives and experience.

Contexts of interaction

The primary context for learning remains the French language class; however, there may be increasing opportunities for interaction with peers in France and other French-speaking communities through technology, partner-school arrangements or community connections. Learners have access to additional French resources through websites, social media and radio streaming.

Features of French language use

Learners expand their range of vocabulary beyond their immediate world. They make clearer distinctions between sounds and intonation patterns. They develop more detailed grammatical knowledge, using additional tenses (le passé composé, le futur proche), some reflexive verb forms and additional irregular verbs. They become more familiar with features of different types of text (for example, informative, transactional, expressive), using this understanding to guide their own text production. They create and present more varied texts (such as poems, web pages and brochures), plan events and join in competitions and debates. They use French with increasing accuracy and fluency, drafting and editing texts to improve structure and effect. They make connections more confidently between texts and cultural contexts.

Texts and resources

Learners work with a range of texts specifically designed for learning French in schools, such as textbooks, videos, readers and online resources. They also access materials created for French-speaking communities, such as films (with subtitles), websites, advertisements and magazines. Authentic French-community resources provide access to additional cultural expression and experience.

Level of support

This is a period of review and consolidation and of engaging with new and challenging learning experiences. Continued scaffolding, modelling and material support are required to manage this transitional phase. Learners require modelled language use, particularly at the paragraph and whole text level for written language and for developing fluency and accuracy in spoken French. Focused attention on grammatical and textual features supports learners’ development as text producers. Learners are encouraged to become more autonomous, to self-monitor and to reflect on their learning.

The role of English

French is increasingly used at this level for classroom interactions and routines, for task participation and structured discussions. English continues to be used for more complex elements of instruction, and more substantive discussion, analysis and reflection in relation to abstract concepts. Learners continue to develop a metalanguage for thinking and talking about language, culture, identity and the experience of learning and using French.

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Years 7 and 8 Content Descriptions

Communicating
Socialising

Participate in a range of spoken and written interactions, for example, exchanging views or experiences, apologising or excusing, inviting or congratulating
[Key concepts: friendship, respect, communication; Key processes: responding, expressing, connecting]
(ACLFRC055)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Sustainability

Engage in tasks and activities that involve negotiation and problem-solving
[Key concepts: value, design, audience, purpose; Key processes: negotiating, considering, reflecting, evaluating]
(ACLFRC056)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Interact in classroom activities and discussions through asking and responding to open-ended questions, offering opinions and explaining positions
[Key concepts: exploratory talk, discussion, exchange; Key processes: eliciting, prompting, responding, explaining]
(ACLFRC057)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability
Informing

Access, summarise and analyse information from different sources relating to contemporary community and lifestyle issues
[Key concepts: values, generation, culture; Key processes: researching, comparing, evaluating, reflecting]
(ACLFRC058)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Organise and present information and ideas on different topics, issues or events, comparing perspectives and experiences
[Key concepts: perspective, engagement, action, debate; Key processes: managing information, shaping text, engaging]
(ACLFRC059)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
Creating

Respond to a variety of imaginative texts, analysing ideas, themes, values and techniques used to engage and entertain audiences
[Key concepts: audience, engagement, themes; Key processes: responding, analysing, contextualising, explaining]
(ACLFRC060)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create simple songs, plays or stories to entertain others, involving imagined contexts and characters
[Key concepts: mood, drama, effect, audience; Key processes: character and context building, creating]
(ACLFRC061)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Translating

Translate and interpret texts, compare own translation to classmates’, and consider why there might be differences in interpretation and how language reflects elements of culture
[Key concepts: culture, equivalence, idiom; Key processes: translating, interpreting, mediating]
(ACLFRC062)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create bilingual texts such as glossaries, menus, captions or brochures, identifying words or expressions that carry specific cultural meaning in either language
[Key concepts: language, culture, meaning; Key processes: selecting, identifying, explaining, comparing]
(ACLFRC063)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Reflecting

Reflect on cultural differences between French and English communicative styles and on how these affect intercultural interactions
[Key concepts: values, perspective, respect; Key processes: reflecting, analysing, comparing]
(ACLFRC064)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Consider how own biography including family origins, traditions, interests and experience, impacts on identity and communication
[Key concepts: culture, community, communication, identity; Key processes: reflecting, analysing, explaining]
(ACLFRC065)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Understanding
Systems of language

Recognise individual elements of spoken and written words, phrases and non-verbal forms of expression, and notice how they combine to make or to change meaning
[Key concepts: word parts, idioms, expression; Key processes: listening, reading, identifying, describing]
(ACLFRU066)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Understand and control additional elements of French grammar such as compound tenses, irregular and reflexive verb forms, verb moods and modalities
[Key concepts: tenses, parts of speech, moods, modalities, metalanguage; Key processes: analysing, categorising, distinguishing]
(ACLFRU067)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Analyse the structure and organisation of a range of texts created for purposes such as information exchange or social interaction
[Key concepts: tenor, lexical and rhetorical resources; Key processes: experimenting, reflecting, comparing]
(ACLFRU068)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability
Language variation and change

Examine how elements of communication such as gestures, facial expressions and choice of language vary according to context and situation
[Key concepts: body language, personal space, expression; Key processes: observing, comparing, analysing]
(ACLFRU069)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Reflect on changes in their own use of language(s) over time, noticing how and when new ways are adopted or existing ways adapted
[Key concepts: change, influence, communication, identity; Key processes: observing, reflecting, explaining]
(ACLFRU070)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Investigate the nature and extent of French language use in both Australian and global contexts
[Key concepts: community, arts, fashion, music, cuisine; Key processes: researching, analysing, classifying]
(ACLFRU071)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Role of language and culture

Reflect on different aspects of the cultural dimension of learning and using French
[Key concepts: cultural expression, representation, difference, diversity; Key processes: reflecting, comparing, analysing]
(ACLFRU072)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Years 7 and 8 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 8, students use written and spoken French to interact with teachers, peers and others and to exchange experiences, opinions and views. They use descriptive and expressive language to talk and write about immediate environments, personal interests and feelings and technical language to discuss issues of wider interest (for example, les nouvelles technologies, les rapports entre les générations, le travail, la musique). They ask, give and follow directions and instructions, using phrases such as prenez la deuxième rue à gauche ..., suivez le boulevard jusqu’à ... and choisissez la photo. They locate and analyse information from different sources presenting it in modes and formats suitable for the intended audience. They use strategies such as emphasis, repetition and summary to support fluency and expression in shared reading, performances, discussions and debate. They plan, draft and present imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, using simple and compound sentences to structure arguments and to explain or justify a position. Students use regular verbs in the passé composé form independently as well...

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By the end of Year 8, students use written and spoken French to interact with teachers, peers and others and to exchange experiences, opinions and views. They use descriptive and expressive language to talk and write about immediate environments, personal interests and feelings and technical language to discuss issues of wider interest (for example, les nouvelles technologies, les rapports entre les générations, le travail, la musique). They ask, give and follow directions and instructions, using phrases such as prenez la deuxième rue à gauche ..., suivez le boulevard jusqu’à ... and choisissez la photo. They locate and analyse information from different sources presenting it in modes and formats suitable for the intended audience. They use strategies such as emphasis, repetition and summary to support fluency and expression in shared reading, performances, discussions and debate. They plan, draft and present imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, using simple and compound sentences to structure arguments and to explain or justify a position. Students use regular verbs in the passé composé form independently as well as high-frequency irregular verbs such as faire, être and avoir. They use declarative, imperative and interrogative verbs in affirmative and negative forms. They interpret and translate language which has colloquial or cultural associations in either French or Australian English, providing alternative expressions when equivalence is not possible (for example, à tout à l’heure, good on ya!). They make appropriate language choices when communicating in French in different contexts and situations.

Students use metalanguage to explain language features and elements, using appropriate grammatical terms (such as tenses, genres, agreement). They identify how language features such as vocabulary, tenor and register serve different purposes in different modes. They make connections between texts and contexts, comparing expression and representation in similar texts from different cultural contexts (for example, invitations to celebrations or ceremonies, postcards or letters between friends). Students identify the relationship between language and culture, understanding that personal and community identity are expressed through cultural expression and language use. They reflect on their own ways of communicating, discussing how these might be interpreted by others.

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Years 9 and 10

Years 9 and 10 Band Description

The nature of the learners

At this level, students bring existing knowledge of French language and culture and a range of learning strategies to their learning. They are increasingly aware of the world beyond their own and are engaging with youth-related and social and environmental issues. They require continued guidance and mentoring, but are increasingly independent...

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The nature of the learners

At this level, students bring existing knowledge of French language and culture and a range of learning strategies to their learning. They are increasingly aware of the world beyond their own and are engaging with youth-related and social and environmental issues. They require continued guidance and mentoring, but are increasingly independent in terms of analysis, reflection and monitoring of their language learning and intercultural experiences. They are considering future pathways and options, including the possible role of French in these.

French language learning and use

This is a period of language exploration, vocabulary expansion and experimentation with different modes of communication (for example, digital and hypermedia, collaborative performance and group discussions). Learners become more confident in communicating in a wider range of contexts through greater control of language structures and increased understanding of the variability of language use. They use French to communicate and interact; to access and exchange information; to express feelings and opinions; to participate in imaginative and creative experiences; and to create, interpret and analyse a wider range of texts and experiences. They use French more fluently, with a greater degree of self-correction and repair. They reference the accuracy of their language use against a stronger frame of grammatical knowledge. They demonstrate understanding of language variation and change and of how intercultural experience, technology, media and globalisation influence communication.

Contexts of interaction

Learners interact with peers, teachers and other French speakers in immediate and local contexts, and with wider communities and cultural resources via virtual and online environments. They may access additional French experience through community events such as film festivals, interschool events or cultural performances.

Texts and resources

Learners use texts designed for language learning such as textbooks, teacher-generated materials and online resources. Learning is enriched by exposure to a range of authentic materials designed for or generated by young French speakers in France and other francophone regions, such as video clips, magazine features, television programs or advertisements. Students take some responsibility for sourcing additional materials to support their own learning.

Features of French language use

Learners expand their knowledge and control of grammatical elements such as verb tenses (l’imparfait, le futur simple, le conditionnel) and emphatic, direct and indirect object pronouns. They extend their knowledge of text types and language functions by maintaining a balance between form-focused activities and communicative tasks and performance. Task characteristics and conditions involve collaborative as well as independent language planning and performance, and strategic use of language and cultural resources. Tasks involve interpreting, creating, evaluating and performing. Learners engage in critical analysis of texts such as posters, advertisements or news reports, identifying how language choices reflect perspectives and shape meaning.

Learners examine the processes involved in learning and using a different language, recognising them as cognitive, cultural and personal as well as linguistic. They explore the reciprocal nature of intercultural communication: how moving between different languages and cultural systems impacts on ways of thinking and behaving; and how successful communication requires flexibility, awareness and openness to alternative ways. They develop the capacity to ‘decentre’ from normative ways of thinking and communicating, to consider themselves through the eyes of others, and to communicate in interculturally appropriate ways.

Level of support

Support at this level of learning includes provision of rich and varied stimulus materials, continued scaffolding and modelling of language functions and communicative tasks, and explicit instruction and explanation of the grammatical system, with opportunities for learners to discuss, clarify, practise and apply their knowledge. Critical and constructive teacher feedback combines with peer support and self-review to monitor and evaluate learning outcomes (for example, portfolios, peer review, e–journalling).

The role of English

English continues to be used for substantive discussion, explanation and analysis. This allows learners to talk in depth and detail about their experience of learning French, and about their thoughts on culture, identity and intercultural experience. English is the language of analysis and critique, supporting discussion of concepts such as ‘stereotypes’, ‘difference’, ‘diversity’ and ‘values’. It allows for a degree of expression and debate that is beyond learners’ communicative capabilities in French.

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Years 9 and 10 Content Descriptions

Communicating
Socialising

Discuss and compare young people’s interests, behaviours and values across cultural contexts, using formal and informal registers
[Key concepts: perspectives, generation, change, cultural diversity; Key processes: exchanging, responding, discussing]
(ACLFRC073)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Engage in shared activities such as planning and managing events, exchanging resources and information
[Key concepts: communication, collaboration, information exchange; Key processes: calculating, predicting, planning]
(ACLFRC074)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding Sustainability

Compare and reflect on the experience of learning and using French
[Key concepts: metalanguage, reflection, awareness; Key processes: expressing, reflecting, analysing]
(ACLFRC075)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Informing

Research and evaluate information from different perspectives on local and global issues, identifying how culture and context affect how information is presented
[Key concepts: standpoint, representation, cultural literacy; Key processes: researching, comparing, analysing]
(ACLFRC076)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding

Convey information on selected topics, using different modes of presentation to suit different audiences or to achieve different purposes
[Key concepts: content, audience, mode; Key processes: selecting, designing, aligning]
(ACLFRC077)

Literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Sustainability
Creating

Analyse how expressive and imaginative texts create aesthetic, humorous or emotional effects in ways that reflect cultural influence
[Key concepts: culture, humour, expression, tradition; Key processes: interpreting, analysing, evaluating]
(ACLFRC078)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create imaginative texts involving moods and effects designed to engage different audiences
[Key concepts: imagination, creativity, stimulus; Key processes: planning, projecting, engaging, entertaining]
(ACLFRC079)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Translating

Consider the nature of translating and interpreting and the role of culture when transferring meaning from one language to another
[Key concepts: culture, text, context, perspective; Key processes: comparing, analysing, critical and cultural reading]
(ACLFRC080)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Create glossaries to interpret cultural aspects of contemporary and traditional French texts
[Key concepts: representation, critical and cultural literacy; Key processes: referencing, explaining, interpreting]
(ACLFRC081)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Reflecting

Reflect on the experience of learning and using French, considering how intercultural communication involves shared responsibility for meaning making
[Key concepts: reciprocity, understanding, intercultural experience; Key processes: communicating, observing, reflecting, analysing, responding]
(ACLFRC082)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Reflect on own cultural identity and how it shapes personal ways of communicating and thinking
[Key concepts: identity, culture, communication; Key processes: reflecting, explaining]
(ACLFRC083)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Understanding
Systems of language

Increase control of regular and irregular elements of spoken and written French, using elements such as liaisons, accents and expression
[Key concepts: liaisons, accents, expression, style; Key processes: recognising, classifying, discriminating]
(ACLFRU084)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Analyse how grammatical elements such as tenses and verb moods impact on the making of meaning
[Key concepts: grammatical analysis, register, tenor; Key processes: identifying, defining, classifying]
(ACLFRU085)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking

Analyse how different types of text incorporate cultural and contextual elements
[Key concepts: context, culture, perspective; Key processes: comparing, analysing, identifying]
(ACLFRU086)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Language variation and change

Analyse and explain how and why language is used differently in different contexts and relationships
[Key concepts: genres, register, variation; Key processes: grammatical and lexical analysis]
(ACLFRU087)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Explore changes to both French and Australian English, and identify reasons for these changes, such as technology, popular culture and intercultural exchange
[Key concepts: globalisation, exchange, influence; Key processes: mapping, classifying, analysing]
(ACLFRU088)

Literacy Information and communication technology capability Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia

Identify examples of French language used to influence social and cultural relationships and practices
[Key concepts: authority, language as power, inclusion, exclusion; Key processes: scanning, selecting, analysing]
(ACLFRU089)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding
Role of language and culture

Understand that language and culture are interrelated, that they shape and are shaped by each other
[Key concepts: culture, language, meaning; Key processes: discussing, reflecting, comparing]
(ACLFRU090)

Literacy Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Intercultural understanding

Years 9 and 10 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 10, students use written and spoken French to communicate with teachers, peers and others in a range of settings and for a range of purposes They use language to access and exchange information on a broad range of social, cultural and youth-related issues (for example, student politics and priorities, the environment, virtual worlds). They socialise, express feelings and opinions, and use expressive and descriptive language to participate in different modes of imaginative and creative expression. They initiate conversations and discussion (such as Qu’est-ce que vous pensez au sujet de ... ? A mon avis ...), change or elaborate on topics (for example, Oui, mais … d’autre part ...), and provide feedback and encouragement (for example, En effet - c’est intéressant; et toi, qu’est-ce que tu en dis?). They employ self-correction and repair strategies, and use non-verbal elements such as gestures, pacing and pitch to maintain momentum and engage interest. They locate and evaluate information on local and global issues from a range of perspectives and sources. They produce informative, persuasive and imaginative texts, incorporating...

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By the end of Year 10, students use written and spoken French to communicate with teachers, peers and others in a range of settings and for a range of purposes They use language to access and exchange information on a broad range of social, cultural and youth-related issues (for example, student politics and priorities, the environment, virtual worlds). They socialise, express feelings and opinions, and use expressive and descriptive language to participate in different modes of imaginative and creative expression. They initiate conversations and discussion (such as Qu’est-ce que vous pensez au sujet de ... ? A mon avis ...), change or elaborate on topics (for example, Oui, mais … d’autre part ...), and provide feedback and encouragement (for example, En effet - c’est intéressant; et toi, qu’est-ce que tu en dis?). They employ self-correction and repair strategies, and use non-verbal elements such as gestures, pacing and pitch to maintain momentum and engage interest. They locate and evaluate information on local and global issues from a range of perspectives and sources. They produce informative, persuasive and imaginative texts, incorporating relative clauses and adverbial phrases, using some specialised vocabulary and cohesive devices. Students use présent, passé composé, imparfait and futur proche tenses in their own texts, and the conditional tense to express intention or preference (for example, Je voudrais aller au cinéma ce soir). They use with support futur and plus-que-parfait tenses. Students translate and interpret a range of French and English texts, comparing versions and analysing processes.

Students explain differences between spoken and written French, and identify the contribution of non-verbal elements of spoken communication and the crafted nature of written text (for example, grammatical elaboration, cohesion). They provide examples of the blurring of these differences in modes of communication such as text messages, emails or conversation transcripts. They describe how languages change, borrow from, build upon and blend with each other (for example, le franglais). They demonstrate understanding of the power of language to shape relationships, to include and exclude. They use appropriate terminology to explain some irregularities of grammatical patterns and rules (such as irregular verb forms, different word order of some adjective-noun combinations), and textual conventions associated with familiar genres such as invitations, apologies or music reviews. They reflect on their own cultural perspectives and discuss how these are impacted by French language and culture learning.

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