LOTE (Language other than English)

Students in Years Prep to Year 6 are offered as part of their curriculum LOTE.  At our College the chosen language is Indonesian.

Following are some brief descriptions about the Indonesian program.

Prep

Participate in shared reading and play-acting, and respond through singing, chanting, action and movement

Translate familiar words and phrases, using visual cues and word lists, noticing how words may have similar or different meanings

Year 1-2

Participate in shared reading and play-acting, and respond through singing, chanting, action and movement

Translate familiar words and phrases, using visual cues and word lists, noticing how words may have similar or different meanings

Recognise questions, commands and simple subject-focus sentences, and develop vocabulary for people, places and things in their personal world

Understand that language is organised as ‘text’, and recognise features of texts such as songs, chants, labels and captions

YEAR 3-4

Translate using textual cues such as pictures, layout and key words to predict meaning

Develop understanding of ways to express possession and describe qualities of people and objects, and expand vocabulary related to personal and social world

Listen to songs and stories to identify characters, read and view creative texts such as rhymes and song lyrics.

Recognise that texts such as stories, games and conversations have particular features

Participate in activities related to Indonesian art and culture

Year 5 and 6

Participate in shared reading, role play, chanting, dialogues and group interactions

Translate texts from Indonesian to English and vice versa, selecting from possible choices to create appropriate meaning

Understand how to express actions and events in time and place using prepositions, and continue to expand knowledge of ber- verbs and vocabulary

Develop understanding of how grammatical structures and rules influence textual organization

Participate in activities related to cross cultural understanding between Australia and Indonesia.