Italian Beginners

11IBS1/S2

This is a Stage 1 (Year 11) course that is also offered to Year 10 students.

Course details

  • Prerequisites SACE eligibility criteria apply to the subject, see downloads.
  • Further study This course prepares students for studying Italian Beginners at the Stage 2 level

About the subject

Students develop their ability to communicate and interact in a variety of contexts for a range of purposes, within and across languages and cultures. Students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and use information and communication technologies, to create and engage effectively with a range of spoken, written, and multimodal texts in Italian.

At beginners level, students develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills by:

  • interacting with others in Italian in interpersonal situations
  • creating texts in Italian for specific audiences, purposes, and contexts
  • analysing texts that are in Italian to interpret meaning
  • comparing languages and how they work as a system
  • reflecting on the ways in which culture is created, expressed, and communicated through language.

Students explore the three interconnected themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Italian speaking Communities’.

A bilingual dictionary (Italian to English, English to Italian) is highly recommended.

Assessment

Students will undertake 5 assessment tasks from the following 3 assessment types:

  • Type 1: Interaction (Individual or in pairs)
  • Type 2: Text Production (Creative Writing)
  • Type 3: Text Analysis (Read texts in Italian and answer questions in either English or Italian as required)
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