Italian

Ciao! Benvenuti!

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

 

 

To find out more about what’s happening in Italian at Tucker Road BPS please visit http://trbpsitalian.weebly.com/

 

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

Ciao!