Italian / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise how Italian language and culture have evolved and how they continue to change over time due to influences such as changing contexts and intercultural contact (ACLITU093)

  • develop awareness of the ecology of languages in local settings by collecting examples of Italian used in the local landscape, such as in particular parts of the city or at markets, and discussing how phenomena might be explained, for example, by noticing the demographics of a particular suburb or noticing the use of Australo-Italian
  • investigating trends in the use of dialects and Standard Italian (for example, by interviewing members of Italian communities to discuss contexts in which dialects and/or Standard Italian are used) and reflecting on hybrid language use, particularly in the context of the diaspora
  • exploring the dynamic nature of language, such as the influence of English in Italian, to express concepts and practices in areas such as music, technology and popular culture, for example, cliccare, digitare, formattare, autostop, autogrill, il manager, la leader
  • analysing samples of Italian language captured in different contexts in which Italian is used, and identifying influences of other languages and cultures
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

Language evolution,  Italian language

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