The Italian: Second Language ATAR course is designed to equip students with the skills needed to function in an increasingly globalised society, a culturally and linguistically diverse local community and to provide the foundation for life‐long language learning. Students gain a broader and deeper understanding of the Italian language and extend and refine their communication skills.
UNIT 3 – Grazie Italia – Thank-you Italy
Cose italiane (All things Italian)
Students reflect on the place of all things Italian in their lives and in their community.
La vita italiana (Italian lifestyle)
Students explore the lifestyle, interests and activities in the everyday life of Italians.
Il Made in Italy nel mondo (Il Made in Italy around the world)
Students consider Il Made in Italy as a global brand and explore the contribution of Italians.
UNIT 4 – Ieri, oggi e domani – Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Riflettiamo sulla vita e pensiamo al futuro (Reflecting on my life and planning my future)
Students reflect on their final year at school and their plans for the future: further education, employment and travel.
I problemi dei giovani oggi (Youth issues)
Students explore issues faced by Italian youth: health and body image, peer pressure, unemployment and drugs.
I problemi ambientali (Environmental issues)
Students consider current issues in the global community in relation to the environment: climate change and pollution.
Units 3 and 4 are studied concurrently. Students sit both oral and written exams mid-year and at the end of the year.
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.
Prerequisites: Year 11 Italian ATAR Course – C grade or better.