Duration: 50 minutes weekly
Students are introduced to the Italian Language and Intercultural Knowledge from Year 1.
The macroskills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and viewing are covered. A strong emphasis is placed on listening, viewing and speaking skills.
Students are engaged in: working with puppets, listening to and retelling stories, singing songs, practising and developing their own mnemonics, viewing and interacting with IWB activities and producing and presenting role plays.
Pronunciation is developed through songs, rhymes and native speaker models.
They initially begin with pseudo communication and develop their own personalised, authentic communication through producing posters and writing and performing role plays.
Students study the major Italian festivals and sporting events held each year in Italy, including:
Il Carnevale a Venezia
Il Giro d’Italia
La Festa della Repubblica
Il Palio di Siena
Italian Lunchtime Club
Italian lunchtime clubs are available for students to join. Clubs include bocce, cooking and language.
All students from Foundation to Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in the parade on Italian Day and immerse themselves in the Italian language and culture.