Italian Continuers 1

Stage 1 subject open to Year 10 students

The continuers level languages are designed for students who have studied the language for 400 to 500 hours, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge. This Stage 1 subject is available to Year 10 students.

About the subject

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

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.


At least 2 years of Italian study at middle school or equivalent language knowledge through Italian School or frequent home use.

Further study

This course prepares students for studying Italian Continuers at the Stage 2 level


Students will undertake 5 assessment tasks from the following 4 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)
  • Type 4: Investigation

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