Students are immersed in the language and culture of Italian during their weekly Italian lessons with one of our Specialist Italian Teachers.
All children at St Martin of Tours are given the opportunity to learn Italian.
Learning a language helps us become conscious thinkers, listeners and problem solvers.
Every week, students from Foundation to Year 6 engage in weekly Italian lessons, in our well established and welcoming Language room, which is well equipped with resources.
During our Italian classes, students actively participate in interactive dialogue using simple language to talk about themselves, their family, friends, hobbies, interests, school life and routines.
Each week there is a focus on oral language and maintaining student knowledge of greetings, numbers, colours, days and months through chants and games.By using familiar language and structures, students create short written texts and role plays related to the topics being studied.
We encourage all students to use as much Italian as possible in the classroom, when sharing ideas and thoughts with each other.
Incursions and cultural immersion activities such as cooking lessons and Italian performances are also part of the curriculum.
We recognise the dynamic nature of language and culture. Through their immersion in the Italian language, students increasingly notice the many similarities and differences that exist between Italian and Australian cultural practices.
Together they learn to recognise, appreciate and respect these cultural differences as they grow in their understanding of each other and society.