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

Curriculum content descriptions

reflect on and evaluate Italian texts, using metalanguage to discuss language structures and features (AC9LIT10EU03)

Elaborations
  • developing a metalanguage for discussing ideas, issues and experiences related to intercultural communication, such as being able to discuss polite forms of pronouns and verbs in order to use appropriate forms with others, for example, La ringrazio, arriveredLa

  • discussing grammatical structures, for example, relative clauses, relative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives, using metalanguage in order to be able to choose between che and quel

  • comparing procedural, recount and persuasive texts (recipes, advertisements, weather reports, etc.) in Italian and English, and using metalanguage to describe their similarities and differences
  • noticing changes in style, lexicon and grammatical structures, observing how the same facts may be communicated differently by different people in different contexts, for example, describing a school assignment, Non sono stato/a promosso/a; Sono stato/a bocciato/a.

  • using metalanguage to discuss the differences between Italian and English ways of communicating which involve cultural dimensions, for example, sono stato rimandato a settembre, ho la media del 7; ho fatto buca/forca; abbiamo occupato la scuola; abbiamo fatto sciopero; mangiare alla mensa; il rientro; or the language choices in the context of respect/politeness, for example, Mi scusi vs scusa, Saccomodi

General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
ScOT terms

Loanwords,  Language modes,  Language usage,  Italian language,  Metalanguage

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