Scope and sequences

Examples of how schools can organise a K-6 Languages scope and sequence and the elements that could be included.

Introduction

The sample scope and sequence documents incorporate advice from NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and include the following elements:

  • the scope of learning in relation to the syllabus outcomes to be addressed
  • the sequence of learning in relation to the syllabus outcomes to be addressed
  • duration of the learning
  • syllabus outcomes addressed through the learning

Each document is a ‘sample’ that you may adapt to meet the needs of your students and local context.

Early Stage 1 - Stage 3 topic-based scope and sequences

Approach 1 – topic based

Features

  • NESA information
  • NESA requirements for languages
  • information for teachers scripted and non-scripted langauges
  • learning overview
  • syllabus content
  • suggested tasks
  • content for students with prior learning and/or experience

Suitable for all language teachers in NSW primary schools.

Early Stage 1 - Stage 3 task-based scope and sequences.

Approach 2 –task-based

Features

  • NESA information
  • NESA requirements for languages
  • advice on differentiation for teachers
  • information about task-based language learning for teachers
  • information for teachers, scripted and non-scripted languages
  • learning overview
  • outcomes to be addressed and outcomes to be assessed.
  • details of suggested assessment tasks

Suitable for all language teachers in NSW primary schools.

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