Italian / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse how linguistic choices construct and reflect ideas, practices and values, and consider how these influence the exchange of meaning (ACLITU095)

Elaborations
  • identifying specific expressions that reflect cultural concepts in different experiences and texts, for example, sono in pausa pranzo, faccio il pisolino, Andiamo a prendere un aperitivo
  • reflecting on how linguistic choices of different language users might be interpreted by speakers of Italian
  • explaining how certain sentence structures reveal differences in social status, cultural background and generation, for example, use of voi form instead of Lei in Nonno, cosa pensate di questo?
  • keeping a journal to record perceptions of how using and learning Italian has impacted on their own assumptions about Italian language and culture
  • noticing that people‚Äôs choice of language in interactions reflects their cultural situatedness/positioning
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Values (Psychology),  Italian language,  Meaning (Thinking)

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