Guugu Yimithirr Language Years F, 1, 4

Unit 1: Nganhthanun Bayan – Foundation Year
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Teaching resources

Unit 1: Nganhthanun Bayan - Foundation Year is an Aboriginal language unit for Foundation Year students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum’s Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages.
Lesson Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn to:
  • create and speak a statement describing both them and their partner
  • create and speak a phrase referencing their gender and that of their companion
  • create and say a statement referring to a person's height
  • write and say a question and reply
  • create and speak a phrase referencing their name
  • create and say an animal-related sentence
  • make and say ‘this’ and ‘that’ in sentences
  • specify the length of sentences
  • make and say a sentence about old people
  • speak and create sentences using pronouns
  • make a statement about buddies
  • make and say a command
  • create and speak a sentence about animals
  • say something about their friend and form a sentence
  • make a statement about value
  • say or create a statement expressing happiness
  • say or form a sentence as a group or to a group
  • greet and bid someone farewell, and say and form sentences
  • speak and create questions about how someone is and reply. 
Progress Test
In Lesson 5, progress tests are given to students. This enables teachers to assess how well they have learned the language so far and to identify the areas that require more instruction. The test questions are in the Teaching Guide, and students record their responses in a Student Workbook.

End-of-Unit Assessment
The final lesson is the end-of-unit assessment. It includes a range of question types (such as circle the correct word, sketch an image) to evaluate how well students have mastered the unit's material. The Teaching Guide contains the assessment. At test time, teachers make copies of the assessment and hand them to the students. 
Complete This Unit
Lesson 1: A sentence about yourself and your partner.
Lesson 2: A sentence about a person’s height. Lesson 3: Making a command. 
Lesson 4: A sentence about animals. 
Lesson 5: A sentence about size.
Lesson 6: Sentences with pronouns. 
Lesson 7: Making a command. 
Lesson 8: A sentence about your friend. 
Lesson 9: A sentence about being happy. 
Lesson 10: A sentence to greet and farewell somebody. 

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