Italian / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the dynamic nature of language and culture (ACLITU055)

  • investigating how media and digital technologies have changed the way Italian is used, for example, noticing the influence of English words in television programs, advertisements, and text messages
  • considering and explaining why word borrowing occurs in the Italian language, asking, for example, Why do you think Italian uses English words for sports like rugby, tennis, cricket and hockey? How would you explain netball or cricket to an Italian student? Why are there no separate Italian words for iPod, Nintendo DS, MP3 or email?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Language evolution,  Italian language

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