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Languages: Arabic

Years 3 and 4


Languages: Arabic - Satisfactory - Years 3 and 4

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student can interact with the teacher and peers to share personal information about aspects of their lives, such as experiences, everyday routines and leisure activities (WS1). The student uses formulaic expressions when interacting, such as giving and following instructions, asking for repetition, planning shared activities and completing simple transactions (WS1). The student uses features of Arabic pronunciation and intonation when speaking and reading aloud (WS1, WS2). The student locates and classifies information relating to familiar contexts and presents it in modelled spoken, written and visual texts (WS3). The student describes characters, events and ideas and expresses opinions about favourite elements in imaginative texts, and uses formulaic expressions, and modelled language to create short imaginative texts. The student uses vocabulary related to school, home and everyday routines (WS1, WS3). The student uses key grammatical forms and structures in simple spoken and written texts, such as word order, singular and plural forms of regular nouns and adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns and prepositions (WS1). The student translates familiar and frequently used language relating to familiar environments and creates simple bilingual texts for the classroom and school community (WS2, WS3). The student describes how language involves behaviours as well as words and shares their own experience as background speakers as they interact with others.

The student identifies and uses Arabic sound and writing patterns including combining letters to form words, vocalisation, and features of individual syllable blocks (WS1, WS2, WS3). The student dentifies the features and structure of different types of texts. The student identifies similarities and differences between various Arabic dialects and explains how meaning can be influenced by gestures and tone. The student provides examples of how the Arabic language has changed over time and identifies words and expressions in Arabic that have emerged from contact with other languages and vice versa. The student compares language use and cultural practices in Arabic-speaking communities (WS1) and in the wider Australian context, identifying culture-specific terms and expressions (WS1), particularly those related to special occasions.

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