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Italian / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the value of communicating within and across languages, and discuss the interrelationship between Italian, English and other languages (ACLITU075)

  • discussing how loan words in both Italian and English have come from other from other languages such as Latin and Greek, for example, agenda, census, via, metafora, stigma
  • understanding differences between standardised language and dialects, comparing words used in the home and/or community to those used in formal settings such as school, for example, guaglione or toso and ragazzo
  • reflecting on the history of Italian migration to Australia, the formation of communities of speakers of Italian in specific cities and suburbs, and the resulting regional variations of language, such as Australo-Italian, and the impact of Australian English on the local Italian community
  • analysing the influence of the Italian language on English in areas such as food, music and fashion, and considering the value of this influence
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  Italian language

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