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Australian Languages — Revival Language Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
Version 2.0 for teaching in 2024. Accredited in August 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Content | Revival language

[Revival language]

Students develop and extend their knowledge and skills in communicating in [Revival Language], consistent with available language, cultural, and teaching resources. They build their understanding of, and respect for, culturally specific norms and protocols.

For the purposes of this subject, the term ‘revival’ may refer, as appropriate, to processes of reclamation and reconstruction.

Through the study of [Revival Language], students develop the skills to move between written and oral forms of language, and explore and explain culturally specific meanings and uses of words and phrases. They understand and explain features of language structures, and the relationship between language, culture, and community.

In studying language structures, students consider sound patterns, word formations, sentence structures, and speech patterns.

Drawing on continuing oral traditions, students make comparisons with closely related Australian Languages of the surrounding region and/or with other Australian Languages, according to available resources.

Suggested learning in this focus area may include:

  • communicating in [Revival Language]
  • language ecologies
  • language practices in [Revival Language]
  • cultural features of [Revival Language]
  • comparing languages
  • mapping languages.