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Italian at TRBPS practices a fun, dynamic and authentic approach to teaching a language.

In weekly 50 minute lessons, every student from Prep/Foundation to Year 6 learns Italian using a mixture of games, singing, dancing, speaking, listening and movement. Students are exposed to the language and culture through a variety of authentic resources from Italy (maps, brochures, posters, post cards, images, artefacts) as well as a variety of ICT resources including YouTube videos, songs, voice clips and images.

Each Term students cover a range of topics that incorporate both cultural and linguistic elements of the Italian language. Topics include:

  • Italy
  • Sport
  • Maths and the Fibonacci Sequence
  • Going to the restaurant
  • The classroom
  • Clothing
  • The world and nationalities
  • The Olympics
  • Shopping
  • Animals

Other areas that are covered and revised constantly are:

  • Greetings
  • Classroom commands
  • Colours
  • Numbers
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Similes and comparisons
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Shapes


Why learn a language?

Research has shown that learning another language can:

  • Stimulate brain development
  • Significantly enhance English literacy skills
  • Improve memory, concentration and numeracy skills
  • Improve overall performance at school
  • Encourage respect and understanding of other cultures



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“In the heart of every man, wherever he is born….there is one small corner which is Italian.” The Italians – Luigi Barzini