Italian 1 - Art of Italian popular conversation


 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. 


One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages opens every door along the way.❞ Frank Smith 

Italian is a single elective in semester one. The aim of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the Italian language and way of life. It is predominantly a conversational class and it provides students with opportunities for using the Italian language in an interactive and practical way, for example, role plays and making podcasts. This course caters for all students who have an interest in the Italian language and culture. Such topics include, ‘Italian trends on YouTube’ and ‘Italian teenage films’.

Some topics and assessment styles will be negotiated and will allow students to investigate areas of interest related to the world of young people. This subject includes: enjoyable and interactive games to assist learning, cooking of Italian food, excursions, use of computer programs and apps such as Edmodo, Podcatchers and Narro. Students also receive a pen pal from a high school in Avellino in Italy, where students can have an opportunity to practice their Italian langauge. 

There is the possibility to participate in a study tour to Italy, which is a valuable opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the country’s language and culture. Our next Study Tour of Italy is in 2020 or 2021. 


Contact Teacher - Rose Marasco