Italian / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the diversity of languages and cultures represented in the classroom, and the multilingual and multicultural character of Australian society (ACLITU056)

Elaborations
  • developing an awareness of the different dialects spoken in Italy and used in Italian-speaking communities in Italy and in the diaspora
  • comparing the words they have heard in their home and/or community to ones learnt in class and noticing that there are different dialects in Italian, for example, bambino in Italian is the equivalent to picciriddu in Sicilian dialect
  • discussing the local linguistic landscape, including the presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Multilingualism,  Italian language

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Revision: describe yourself and others

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