Depending on which language you teach, there are either 8 or 9 outcomes (scripted languages have an additional outcome).
The outcomes differ for each Stage, and the new syllabuses feature a continuum of learning, explaining how students’ skills will develop across the years they are learning the language.
Life Skills outcomes are now linked to outcomes for Stages 4 and 5, making programming easier.
This infographic explores the Stage 4 outcomes.
For each outcome in the new syllabus, teachers will see content provided for the 3 broad learner groups – second/additional language learners, learners with prior learning/experience and learners with a background in the language. Teachers choose the most appropriate content for their learners.
The content is presented as dot points. These dot points are the intended learning and teachers are required to cover all dot points within each Stage. For each content dot point, the syllabus provides examples, which are presented as dash points. Teachers may use these, adapt these or create their own learning tasks and activities instead. The dash points are suggestions only.
The focus of all lessons in languages should be on authentic language use.