Italian / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on intercultural exchanges and the ways in which language is used to establish relationships, indicate social values and enhance reciprocity (ACLITU133)

  • examining the link between language and cultural values and practices evident in Italy, for example, the appreciation of things of beauty and style expressed by the concept of la bella figura; the connotations of the concept of mammone
  • examining how their own language and culture influence their responses to others
  • analysing and discussing language choices by asking, for example, Who uses this expression and where? Why is it meaningful? Why is it used?
  • evaluating own and others’ assumptions and generalisations about values, beliefs, cultural norms and practices of Italian-speaking communities and how these influence intercultural exchange
  • sharing own responses in class to a given topic and comparing with those of others, reflecting on how different people are perceived through their use of language and the way it reflects values and beliefs
  • understanding how language and culture convey values such as, respect, for example, Cosa ne pensi? Sei d’accordo? È giusto? In Australia invece … A differenza di …
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

Cultural interaction,  Italian language

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