The Year 7 Italian programme is an introduction to the study of the Italian language and culture.
Students enter Prendiville Catholic College from diverse second language learning backgrounds, so the programme aims to bring all students to a similar level and ability by the end of the year.
Students study topics such as:
- Introducing oneself and others
- Exchanging personal information – age / birthday / nationality
- Describing oneself and others, including the family
Students will also study some of the main Italian cultural events during the year, such as Carnevale, Easter and Christmas. They look at Italian dialects, as well as immigration and the place of the family.
Italian is studied for 2 periods per week for the entire year and all assessments are conducted in class time.
Students should note that it may not be possible to return to Italian language learning at Prendiville Catholic College in later years if the subject is not continued beyond Year 7.
It is important to note that UWA, CURTIN and Edith Cowan Universities now award 10% bonus marks to any student who sits the WACE exam in a foreign language in Year 12.
For future consideration: Students continuing the study of Italian to Year 10 can participate in the College Tour of Italy or in the WAATI / Intercultura Student Exchange Programme at the end of Year 10 and/or Year 11.