Immerse yourself to Italy

The VCE (Baccalaureate) has been developed by the VCAA, which provides an additional form of recognition for students who undertake the demands of studying both a higher level mathematics and a language in the VCE.  Students are eligible to receive the VCE (Baccalaureate) if they choose Italian along with English, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths. Tertiary institutions like universities, have indicated that they strongly support initiatives that encourage students to study a language and a higher-level mathematics in VCE. 

‘The limits of my language means the limits of my world’. Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Prerequisites: Students taking year 10 Italian must have successfully completed second semester of year 9 Italian. Although students still have the option of completing first semester of year 9 Italian if they so wish.

The main focus of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the modern Italian language, the Italian way of life and prepare students for VCE Italian.

This course covers such enjoyable topics as:

  • Personal world
  • The World of Work
  • Travelling and holidays
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Issues affecting young people
  • The impact of technology in Today’s world
  • Music and Art

The aim of this course is to develop students’ writing, reading, speaking and listening skills through a variety of activities such as: exploring different text types, exposure to a wide range of vocabulary, performing role-plays, listening to spoken language (songs, interviews) and watching films (fiction and non-fiction) related to the Italian life style. In addition, students will have an opportunity to participate in interactive games to assist learning, cooking of Italian food and excursions. 

There is the possibility to participate in a study tour to Italy and visit a high school, which is a valuable opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the country’s language and culture.  There is an opportunity to participate in the next Study Tour of Italy which is in 2021. 

This full-year elective is essential for students wishing to study Italian at VCE.

Languages studies at VCE receive bonus points in a student’s total VCE ATAR score.


Contact Teacher - Rose Marasco