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

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse and understand the dynamic nature of Italian (and languages in general) recognising the impact of technology, media and intercultural contact (ACLITU131)

  • developing awareness of the Latin origins of the Italian language and other Indo-European languages, how Italian has developed as a language, and the use of dialects
  • researching the use of dialects within the context of Italian-speaking communities (for example, by developing a portfolio of examples, gathered through interviews, blogs, community radio and events), considering the use of dialect and/or Standard Italian, and reflecting on the findings
  • observing changes over time in levels of formality, particularly in spoken Italian such as forms of address, for example, tu/Lei compared to voi/Loro
  • exploring, expanding and consolidating word usage using online applications relating to proverbs, sayings and set phrases
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

Cultural interaction,  Language usage,  Italian language

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