Students explore the Italian language and culture from a personal perspective, enabling them to share information related to personal identity, aspects of everyday life, and popular culture. They begin to develop an understanding of what it is to be Italian and Italian-speaking, and compare their own lives to those of others in Italian-speaking communities.

Students study such topics as:

  • Family life
  • Family routines and chores
  • The changing face of the Italian family
  • Food shopping in Italy – markets and other food stores
  • Modern Italian music

There is a greater focus and emphasis on improving students’ speaking skills in year 10.

Exchange Programme

Students in Year 10 (and Year 11) have the opportunity of participating in the WAATI/Intercultura Exchange Programme. Typically this involves hosting an Italian student for 8 weeks (July and August), followed by an 8-week stay in Italy (December and January) where students are fully immersed in the language and experience the life of an Italian teenager.

School Trip to Italy

Students in Year 10 who have chosen to continue their Italian language studies have the opportunity to participate in the school trip to Italy in December 2017. This tour of Italy focuses on the language and culture of the country. Students visit the main cities of Rome, Florence and Venice as well as participating in a homestay and attending a language school for a week. 

It is important to note that UWA, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University all now award a 10% bonus to any student who sits the WACE exam in a language in Year 12.

Prerequisite:  Minimum of C grade in Year 9 Italian

Course Length:  4 periods per week for one year

Pathway:  Year 11 Italian – ATAR or General course


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