1st L (F10) 3-4

Systems of language
Identify and demonstrate how the formational elements of handshape and its orientation, movement, location and non-manual features can be arranged in signs which may be iconic, and explore ways of recording Auslan
[Key concepts: orientation, hand dominance, iconicity, non-manual features, recording language; Key processes: identifying, recognising, comparing, distinguishing, comparing, describing, decoding] - Elaboration 1

Observe that signers can include different information, including gestural overlays, within a single sign, and identify examples of signers using space grammatically through points, depicting signs and constructed action
[Key concepts: space, function of points, indicating verbs, depicting signs, constructed action; Key processes: recognising, identifying, discussing, comparing] - Elaboration 2

Understand that clauses can be enriched through the use of adjectives and adverbs (when, where, how), often produced with non-manual features
[Key concepts: verb types, adverbs, clause structure, questions; Key processes: recognising, exploring] - Elaboration 3

Understand how signers make different language choices in different types of texts depending on the purpose and intended audience, and explore how space is used in Auslan for purposes of textual cohesion
[Key concepts: textual features, similarity, difference, cohesion; Key processes: identifying, examining, comparing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Recognise that there is variation in Auslan use, for example in different locations or physical environments
[Key concepts: variation, adaptation; Key processes: identifying, recognising, exploring, considering] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Develop awareness of the social and cultural nature and context of Auslan and other sign languages, of their different modes of expression and of the related issue of language vitality
[Key concepts: communication, culture, language vitality; Key processes: identifying, describing, recognising, understanding] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Explore connections between identity and cultural values and beliefs and the expression of these connections in Auslan
[Key concepts: language, culture, symbol; Key processes: exploring, understanding, noticing, recognising, questioning, making connections] - Elaboration 7