The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. Students expand their knowledge and control of grammatical elements such as register, future tense, reflexive verbs and subordinate clauses. They examine the processes involved in learning and using a different language, recognising the cognitive, cultural, personal and linguistic processes. They explore 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.
The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages is now available. The shape paper provides broad directions for the development of languages curriculum. Writing of languages curriculum will now commence, starting with F-10 Chinese and Italian and a Framework for Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Over 220 engaging interactive tasks and games and 190 printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting. They are presented in 35 topic-based sections, and include recordings by native speakers.
Victorian Essential Learning Standards main page for Languages Other Than English (LOTE). It includes information about different learning pathways for LOTE students, assessment examples, as well as links to Progression Point and Standards documents.
This document outlines the two learning pathways for the LOTE domain: Pathway 1 contains six levels and the Pathway 2 consists of two levels. Standards are organised by dimension from Level 4 in Pathway 1 and Level 5 in Pathway 2.