• translating common words, expressions and gestures used in everyday contexts and situations from the language into other known languages and vice versa, using classroom resources such as word banks, wall charts, visual dictionaries, word lists and pictures
  • playing matching-pair games using words and phrases used in everyday conversations in the language and in other languages
  • showing others how different signs and hand talk are used if applicable and explaining basic signs for things from the natural environment, for example, water, animals
  • explaining symbols and their meanings to others
  • recognising that every language has its own words, sounds and gestures that it uses to make meaning