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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Curriculum K-12 resources

Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) resources
The Languages Unit has created IWB resources in nine Languages to support connected classrooms as well as the 42 Language Learning Centres across New South Wales. Each IWB resource has teacher's notes to show the intended outcomes.

Note: If you are having trouble downloading the resources, right-click on the link and select 'Save Target As'. In the drop-down menu at the bottom, select 'Save as type: All files', then add .notebook to the end of the file name.

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Modern Greek
  • Spanish
Eating

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Eating.

Download Eating (Smart Notebook)

Download Teaching notes for Eating (Microsoft Word 2007)

Family

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007)

Free time

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Free time.

Download Free time (Smart Notebook)

Download Teaching notes for Free time (Microsoft Word 2007)

Ages

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Ages.

Download Ages (Smart Notebook 6.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Ages (Microsoft Word 2.3 MB)

Cinema and entertainment

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Cinema and entertainment.

Download Cinema and entertainment (Smart Notebook 6.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Cinema and entertainment (Microsoft Word 2007 2.4 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 5.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 2.3 MB)

Daily routine

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 9.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Microsoft Word 2007 2.3 MB)

Eating and drinking

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Eating and drinking.

Download Eating and drinking (Smart Notebook 8.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Eating and drinking (Microsoft Word 2007 2 MB)

Family

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 15.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)
Finding the way

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Finding the way.

Download Finding the way (Smart Notebook 11 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Finding the way (Microsoft Word 2007 2 MB)

Health

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Health.

Download Health (Smart Notebook 7.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Health (Microsoft Word 2007 2.5 MB)

Leisure activities and hobbies

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Leisure activities and hobbies.

Download Leisure activities and hobbies (Smart Notebook 11.5MB)

Download Teaching notes for Leisure activities and hobbies (Microsoft Word 2007 2.6MB)

Pets

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of talking about Pets.

Download Pets (Smart Notebook 14.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Pets (Microsoft Word 2007 3 MB)

School

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of School.

Download School (Smart Notebook 1.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for School (Microsoft Word 2.3 MB)

Time

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Time.

Download Time (Smart Notebook 9.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Time (Microsoft Word 2007 2.5 MB)

Transport

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Transport.

Download Transport (Smart Notebook 10 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Transport (Microsoft Word 2007 2.5 MB)

Weather

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 8.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 1.9 MB)

Christmas

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Christmas.

Download Christmas (Smart Notebook 2.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Christmas (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

Eating and drinking

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Eating and drinking.

Download Eating and drinking (Smart Notebook 6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Eating and drinking (Microsoft Word 2007 2 MB)

Transport

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Transport.

Download Transport (Smart Notebook 6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Transport (Microsoft Word 2007 2 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 7.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 3.2 MB)

Finding the way

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Finding the way.

Download Finding the way (Smart Notebook 25.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Finding the way (Microsoft Word 2007 4.8 MB)

Cinema and entertainment

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Cinema and entertainment.

Download Cinema and entertainment (Smart Notebook 4.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Cinema and entertainment (Microsoft Word 2007 3.1 MB)

Daily routine

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 9.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Microsoft Word 2007 4.8 MB)

Health

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Health.

Download Health (Smart Notebook 5.3 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Health (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

Weather

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 7.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 2.5 MB)

Pets

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Pets, pet ownership and animals in general.

Download Pets (Smart Notebook 10.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Pets (Microsoft Word 2007 5.2 MB)

Family

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family and family relationships.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 7.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

La Francophonie

This activity has been designed to explore some of the diversity of La Francophonie

Download La Francophonie (Smart Notebook 3.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for La Francophonie (Microsoft Word 2007 3.3 MB)

School life

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of School life

Download School life (Smart Notebook 20.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for School life (Microsoft Word 2007 2.6 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 8.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

Christmas

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Christmas.

Download Christmas (Smart Notebook 12.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Christmas (Adobe pdf 540 KB)

Hobbies

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Hobbies.

Download Hobbies (Smart Notebook 8.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Hobbies (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

Family

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 3.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007 2.2 MB)

Pets

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Pets.

Download Pets (Smart Notebook 6.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Pets (Microsoft Word 2007 2.8 MB)

School

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of School.

Download School (Smart Notebook 8.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for School (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

Food

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Food.

Download Food (Smart Notebook 14.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Food (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

At home

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of At home.

Download At home (Smart Notebook 10.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for At home (Microsoft Word 2007 2.7 MB)

Finding your way around town

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Finding your way around town.

Download Finding your way around town (Smart Notebook 14.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Finding your way around town (Microsoft Word 2007 3.5 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 6.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

House and home

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of House and home.

Download House and home (Smart Notebook 5.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for House and home (Microsoft Word 2007 2.8 MB)

Weather

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 5.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 2.3 MB)

Daily routine

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 9.3 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Microsoft Word 2007 3.1 MB)

Leisure

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Leisure.

Download Leisure (Smart Notebook 15.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Leisure (Microsoft Word 2007 3.7 MB)

Talking about where things are

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Talking about where things are.

Download Talking about where things are (Smart Notebook 18.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Talking about where things are (Microsoft Word 2007 2.4 MB)

Family and pets

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family and pets.

Download Family and pets (Smart Notebook 12.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family and pets (Microsoft Word 2007 3.1 MB)

Days and time

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Days and time.

Download Days and time (Smart Notebook 4.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Days and time (Microsoft Word 2007 3.2 MB)

Age

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Age.

Download Age (Smart Notebook 9.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Age (Microsoft Word 2007 2.3 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 6.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 2.6 MB)

Weather

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 5.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 1.7 MB)

Daily routine

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 8.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Microsoft Word 2007 2.9 MB)

Pets

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Pets.

Download Pets (Smart Notebook 9.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Pets (Microsoft Word 2007 2.7 MB)

Modes of transport

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Modes of transport.

Download Modes of transport (Smart Notebook 20.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Modes of transport (Microsoft Word 2007 2.4 MB)

Aboriginal Perspectives in Languages - Japanese

This resource has been designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese and are intended as an introduction to Aboriginal Perspectives in the Japanese classroom. It is available in two versions: Smart Notebook and Adobe pdf.

Download Aboriginal perspectives in Languages - Japanese (Smart Notebook 6.3 MB)

Download Aboriginal perspectives in Languages - Japanese (Adobe pdf 788 KB)

Download Teaching notes for Aboriginal perspectives in Languages - Japanese (Adobe pdf 1.89 MB) - 7 pages

Ages

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Talking about ages.

Download Talking about ages (Smart Notebook 2.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Talking about ages (Adobe pdf 1.8 MB) - 3 pages

Daily routine

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 5.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Adobe pdf 2.8 MB) - 3 pages

Family

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 11.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Adobe pdf 2.4 MB) - 6 pages

Festivals and celebrations

This resource has been designed to introduce annual Japanese Festivals and celebrations.

Download Festivals and celebrations (Smart Notebook 10 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Festivals and celebrations (Adobe pdf 4.3 MB) - 6 pages

Food and drink

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Food and drink.

Download Food and drink (Smart Notebook 5.7 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Food and drink (Adobe pdf 3.2 MB) - 4 pages

Greetings

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Greetings.

Download Greetings (Smart Notebook 1.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Greetings (Adobe pdf 1.5 MB) - 3 pages

Introduction to Japanese script

This resource has been designed as an introduction to the Japanese writing system. Students will learn about the three different scripts used in Japanese and how to recognise them.

Download Introduction to Japanese script (Smart Notebook 2.3 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Introduction to Japanese script (Adobe pdf 2.8 MB) - 4 pages

Pets

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of talking about Pets.

Download Pets (Smart Notebook 21 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Pets (Adobe pdf 2.36 MB) - 5 pages

Places and transport

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Places and transport.

Download Places and transport (Smart Notebook 3.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Places and transport (Adobe pdf 2.7 MB) - 3 pages

Time

This resource has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Time.

Download Time (Smart Notebook 6.19 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Time (Adobe pdf 2.3 MB) - 4 pages

Describing body parts

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Describing body parts.

Download Describing body parts (Smart Notebook 4.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Describing body parts (Adobe pdf 425 KB) - 4 pages

In the classroom

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of In the classroom.

Download In the classroom (Smart Notebook 8.1 MB)

Download Teaching notes for In the classroom (Adobe pdf 2.3 MB) - 6 pages

Likes and dislikes (food)

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Likes and dislikes (food).

Download Likes and dislikes (food) (Smart Notebook 4.8 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Likes and dislikes (food) (Adobe pdf 258 KB) - 5 pages

Verbs

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Verbs.

Download Verbs (Smart Notebook 10.3 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Verbs (Adobe pdf 323 KB) - 6 pages

Christmas

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Christmas.

Download Christmas (Smart Notebook 4.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Christmas (Adobe pdf 614 KB) - 5 pages

Clothing
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 4.84 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 2.15 MB)

Daily routine
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Daily routine.

Download Daily routine (Smart Notebook 3.95 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Daily routine (Microsoft Word 2007 2.15 MB)
Family
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 9.29 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007 2.79 MB)

Food and drink
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Food and drink.

Download Food and drink (Smart Notebook 38.6 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Food and drink (Microsoft Word 2007 4.91 MB)

Download Worksheet for Food and drink (Microsoft Word 2007 4.28 MB)

Leisure
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Leisure.

Download Leisure (Smart Notebook 13.4 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Leisure (Microsoft Word 2007 3.63 MB)

Time

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Time.

Download Time (Smart Notebook 5.21 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Time (Microsoft Word 2007 2.38 MB)

Weather
This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 5.21 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 5.09 MB)

Food and drink

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Food and drink.

Download Food and drink (Smart Notebook 2.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Food and drink (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 2.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

Weather

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Weather.

Download Weather (Smart Notebook 2.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Weather (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

Family

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Family.

Download Family (Smart Notebook 2.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Family (Microsoft Word 2007 2.1 MB)

TV and Cinema

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of TV and Cinema.

Download TV and Cinema (Smart Notebook 8.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for TV and Cinema (Microsoft Word 2007 3.0 MB)

Body Parts and their descriptions

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Body Parts and their descriptions.

Download The Body (Smart Notebook 24.5 MB)

Download Teaching Notes for The Body (Microsoft Word 2007 5.80 MB)

Feliz Navidad

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Christmas.

Download Feliz Navidad (Smart Notebook 1.5 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Feliz Navidad (Microsoft Word 97-2003 2.8 MB)

Clothing

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Clothing.

Download Clothing (Smart Notebook 6.7 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Clothing (Microsoft Word 2007 4.1 MB)

Eating and drinking

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Eating and drinking.

Download Eating and drinking (Smart Notebook 4.9 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Eating and drinking (Microsoft Word 2007 2.8 MB)

Transport

This activity has been designed to consolidate the language in the area of Transport.

Download Transport (Smart Notebook 6.2 MB)

Download Teaching notes for Transport (Microsoft Word 2007 4.0 MB)

General resources
The Curriculum K-12 Directorate has produced a range of resources to support teachers of Languages K-12. For the full list of available resources, download our order form.

Support for understanding copyright
FAQs
A short guide for teachers of Languages looking for an overview of best practice with regard to copyright.

SMART Notebook presentation
This presentation examines the importance of "getting it right" with regard to copyright in the Languages classroom.

PowerPoint
A comprehensive guide to copyright for all educators.

Interactive multimedia resources (DET intranet)
Jointly developed by the Curriculum K-12 Directorate and Curriculum Corporation, these resources can be used with Years 5-8. Non-government schools can purchase these resources on CD-ROM from Curriculum Corporation (fax 03 9639 1616) or from leading language booksellers. Chinese and Indonesian are available on CD-ROM.
French: Chouette!
German: Super!!!
Greek: Yia hara!
Italian: Ottimo!
Japanese: Sugoi!  

Quirky Comics (DET intranet)
Interactive online readers for Stages 3-5, available in Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese. This award-winning resource is also available on CD-ROM.

Greek Quirky Comics 
To download the order from, click here. Non-DET schools can order through Curriculum Corporation (fax 03 9639 1616 or email sales@curriculum.edu.au)

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