LANGUAGES – ITALIAN
The Italian – Languages curriculum is introduced as a Languages – Awareness program where years 3-6 students participate in 50 minutes weekly classes. The Italian – Languages program incorporates activities, games, songs, and role-plays to introduce Italian in a meaningful way and when appropriate it is integrated to the topics which are covered in students’ classrooms. Students are encouraged to use Italian through communicating in speech and writing and participate in weekly rotational activities where their learning is further enriched by using computers and a variety of other educational resources. Students learn about the Italian lifestyle, customs and history which is fostered as an integral part of learning the language. This also enables them to make valuable connections to their own backgrounds and cultures where students are encouraged to embraces all languages and nationalities.
Throughout all year levels, students are encouraged to demonstrate the school values which are:
ONESTA E FIDUCIA (HONESTY & TRUST),
COMPASSIONE (CARE & COMPASSION)
LAVORI DI SQUADRA (TEAM WORK),
MEGLIO PERSONALE (PERSONAL BEST).
Topics are introduced using the following language:
INTENZIONI D’INDEDIMENTO (LEARNING INTENTIONS),
CRITERI DI SUCCESSO (SUCCESS CRITERIA),
SFORZO (EFFORT) AND
CIAO A TUTTI,
Languages – Italian Teacher