Italian

Italian is a popular subject choice at the VCE level. Apart from the obvious advantage of boosting the final ENTER score, it provides students with the opportunity of mastering a second language and making real connections with other places in the world. Students also have the opportunity to experience Italy live and participate in activities at a high school in Naples, Italy.

 

The 4 units of study cover topics like the family and relationshiops, immigration and the environment. 

 

Unit 1 Italian

This unit involves students extending their language skills through developing the capacity to speak and write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences in a variety of ways.

Students are required to maintain an organised collection of their course work in the form of a workbook/technological folio which includes a variety of tasks in written, oral, speaking and reading;

Content - Possible topics are:

  1. Personal profile
  2. Family
  3. Healthy Lifestyles
  4. What is it like being a migrant?

Students also participate in Italian breakfasts, Italian lunches, excursions, cooking of Italian food and play on line games for example, kahoot.it which revises their work and encourages a fun and interactive way to learn Italian.

Outcomes

The following are the three outcomes which need to be assessed in unit 1;

  • Outcome 1 – To be able to exchange meaning in a spoken interaction in Italian.
  • Outcome 2 – To be able to interpret information from two texts on the same subtopic presented in Italian, and respond in writing in Italian and in English. 
  • Outcome 3 – To be able to present information, concepts and ideas in writing in Italian on the selected subtopic and for a specific audience and purpose.

Unit 2 Italian

Continues to build on the knowledge and skills acquired.

Content - Possible topics are:

  1. School life in Australia and Italy
  2. Health
  3. Entertainment in Italy
  4. Italian contribution to Australian society, like food, coffee and restaurants.

Students participate in an excursions to Carlton or to Melbourne University to be involved in authentic activities.

Outcomes

Outcome 1 – To be able to respond in writing in Italian to spoken, written or visual texts presented in Italian. 

Outcome 2 – To be able to analyse and use information from written, spoken or visual texts to produce an extended written response in Italian.

Outcome 3 – To be able to explain information, ideas and concepts orally in Italian to a specific audience about an aspect of culture within communities where Italian is spoken. 

Unit 3 Italian

These final 2 units involve students extending their language skills through developing the capacity to speak and write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences in a variety of ways. Students learn via interactive games and participate in excursions in order to enhance their learning. In addition, there is an advantage of boosting the final ENTER score when students choose to study Italian at year 12. 

Students are required to maintain an organised collection of their course work and handouts in the form of a workbook/technological folio; and present, orally and in writing, various situational events.

Content - Possible topics are:

  1. love, Italian style, as depicted through art/music.
  2. Immigration to Italy.
  3. Technology.     

 

Outcomes

The three outcomes assessed during this unit of work are the following;

OUTCOME 1 – To be able to to participate in a spoken exchange in Italian to resolve a personal issue.

OUTCOME 2    To be able to interpret information from texts and written responses in Italian.

OUTCOME 3 - To be able to to express ideas in a personal, informative or imaginative piece of writing in Italian. 

Unit 4 Italian

This unit covers two topics which includes the detailed study of a specific area related to Italy. It needs to provide students with approximately 15 hours of class time study and further study at home. This forms outcome 2 and becomes part b of the oral exam at the end of the year.

Possible topics are:

  1. Tourism and Hospitality.
  2. Detailed study: Healthy Lifestyles or Popular leisure times in Italy and Australia. 

Outcomes

The following are the three outcomes assessed for this unit:

OUTCOME 1:  To be able to share information, ideas and opinions in a spoken exchange in Italian. 

OUTCOME 2:  To be able to to analyse information from written, spoken and viewed texts for use in a written response in Italian.  

OUTCOME 3:  To be able to present information, concepts and ideas in evaluative or persuasive writing on an issue in Italian. 

Assessment

Units 1 and 2

Students will be awarded grades and S results, according to the particular piece of work.

At the end of each semester there will be a written exam. 

Units 3 and 4

Students are given a score out of 50, based on their performance in 3 SACS in each Unit, making a total of 100. SAC 1 is a written task; SAC 2 is a speaking task; SAC 3 is a reading comprehension/listening task. There is also an external written and oral exam at the end of the year. 

Contact Teacher - Rose Marasco