Italian / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact in Italian with the teacher, peers and others, and exchange reactions and responses to ideas, issues and experiences being discussed

[Key concepts: comfort/discomfort, multiplicity, reflective literacy; Key processes: connecting, decentring, reflecting, questioning assumptions]


  • noticing differences between Italian and English ways of communicating which involve cultural dimensions, for example, when corresponding with an Italian peer and analysing the other students references to aspects of culture, particularly the language choices the student makes such as E tu, cosa ne pensi …?
  • decentering from their own primary linguistic and cultural world to reflect on being a communicator and user of Italian in a variety of social situations, considering their own positioning and values in relation to others
  • reinterpreting own experiences of using and learning Italian across diverse experiences: listening to/reading others’ perspectives and language use, comparing and connecting these to own experiences, forming an opinion and articulating own reactions to another person’s responses, and recognising comfort/discomfort in the use of language in interactions with diverse others, for example, Sono d’accordo. Mi sento a disagio
  • developing a metalanguage for discussing ideas, issues and experiences related to intercultural communication
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

Critical thinking,  Italian language

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