Italian / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Translate phrases and short texts from Italian to English and vice versa, identifying how cultural concepts are embedded in language and explaining differences in meanings

[Key concept: equivalence; Key processes: translating, interpreting, comparing]

 (ACLITC104)

Elaborations
  • translating short texts, recognising when literal translation is or is not possible (for example, in idiomatic expressions such as In bocca al lupo!), and discussing reasons for equivalence or non-equivalence
  • making and using glossary lists for different purposes and people , for example children, international students, visitors, and learning how to use print and digital dictionaries
  • describing the local environment, lifestyle and events, considering what will require explanation, elaboration or illustration to be understood by an Italian audience, for example, BBQ, suburb, distances
  • identifying Italian–English cognates (for example, dizionario/dictionary, farmacia/pharmacy, intelligente/intelligent, mercato/market) and using them to predict meaning
  • developing awareness of Italian–English ‘false friends’ and reflect upon how they assist or inhibit meaning, for example, parenti = relatives (not parents), libreria = bookstore (not library), crudo = uncooked (not crude), bravo = good (not brave)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Translation (Language),  Italian language

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