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Italian / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare everyday social experiences and related language use and consider own responses and reactions and those of others

[Key concept: intercultural understanding; Key processes: comparing, reflecting, connecting]


  • comparing how Italian and English are used in learning to agree/disagree politely with others when questioning and evaluating, for example, (non) sono d’accordo. Anch’io. Secondo me non è vero/bello/giusto
  • exploring with the teacher aspects of Italian culture that may create comfort/discomfort with the ideas and language used by others, for example, fare il bidet
  • learning the appropriate phrases to mark respect for age, gender, or social authority
  • reflecting on experiences of the Italian language and culture being located in and intertwined with the language and culture of English speakers in Australia, for example, in shop signs (Barbiere, Panificio, Macelleria, Farmacia, Moda, Cibo, Fiori, Assaggio)
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

Cultural interaction,  Italian language

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