1st L (Yr 7 Entry) 9-10

Systems of language
Explore various types of non-manual features, types of iconicity in signs and the use of software to transcribe signs
[Key concepts: transcription, iconicity; Key processes: identifying, noticing, understanding] - Elaboration 1

Understand that signs can include different information, including a gestural overlay, and identify how signers establish spatial locations, types of depicting signs and ways of showing constructed action
[Key concepts: spatial location, grammatical use of space, constructed action, depicting signs; Key processes: noticing, identifying, recognising] - Elaboration 2

Understand and control additional elements of Auslan grammar, such as the use of non-manual features for topicalisation, negation or question forms, and develop awareness of how signers use constructed action and depicting signs
[Key concepts: topicalisation, negation, composite utterances; Key processes: recognising, distinguishing, understanding] - Elaboration 3

Explore the relationship between particular text types, audience, purpose and context and analyse language features used by signers to create cohesion and achieve the purpose of the text
[Key concepts: audience, purpose, convention, coherence; Key processes: noticing, identifying, analysing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Explore the concept of language flexibility, variation and change in relation to the use of Auslan across different contexts and times
[Key concepts: language variation, standardisation, change, language borrowing, adaptation; Key processes: researching, interviewing, comparing, identifying, analysing, discussing] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Understand the range of factors that influence the profile, diversity and distribution of Auslan use in the wider Australian society, and consider the concept of Auslan vitality in comparison with that of other languages
[Key concepts: influence, transmission, language documentation, language vitality; Key processes: recognising, identifying, describing, exploring] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Understand that Auslan and Deaf culture are interrelated, that they shape and are shaped by each other, that their relationship changes over time and across contexts, and that they may be differently interpreted by users of other languages
[Key concepts: knowledge, value, transmission, reciprocity, responsibility, stereotype; Key processes: reflecting, exploring, understanding, identifying, considering] - Elaboration 7