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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that language use has the power to influence social relationships, beliefs and values (ACLITU094)

  • examining the language of texts such as protest songs, posters and graffiti to identify ways in which language is used for social commentary
  • identifying features of language such as lexical choices and idiomatic expressions used to achieve different purposes, for example, Chiamaci — ti aspettiamo (advertising). Batti un colpo
  • investigating the impact of media and technology on Italian, including blended forms used to express new concepts, for example, the influence of English in Italian media (Fra le iniziative che vale la pena ricordare, cè la campagna di sensibilizzazione online ‘Stop Cyberbullismo’, avviata nel 2008 dal Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione)
  • analysing Italian vocabulary related to art, music and cuisine and the impact this has had on other languages, for example, the use of terms such as opera, chiaroscuro, allegro con brio, le lasagne verdi
  • reflecting on own experiences of the influence of language and culture, identifying experiences of inclusion or exclusion, or the marking of respect, values and attitudes
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

Social influence,  Italian language

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