LOTE this semester has been very exciting with the year sevens being introduced to the Italian culture and language. Students were naturally enthusiastic and committed to learning about a new culture, Italian words, expressions and in having fun doing so.
Our biggest hit has been the introduction of our new Italian Friends that is the puppets, which we use in class when reading or when participating in our oral presentations. Students have enjoyed using the puppets in role plays and most importantly have enjoined recording their oral presentations using their IPads.
Our new Italian friends remarkably bring students out of their shell, as they become expressive and engaged through the extension of a puppet on their arm. The fact that they record each other on their IPads, makes it fun for all concerned and they enjoy looking at the end product.
We look forward to semester two where we will further explore the many cultural wonders that Italy has to offer, from famous locations to tasty foods, dream cars and the amazing Italian fashions.
Until our next update.
Fab Romeo & Marc Lucarelli
Year 7 LOTE: (Italian)
The LOTE course at year seven aims to introduce students to the Italian language and Italy’s amazing culture. We begin the year covering units that introduce greetings and basic Italian vocabulary.
As the year progresses students will be able to introduce themselves and describe their surrounding through the introduction of new vocabulary and the use of adjectives and verbs. From a cultural prospective students will be comparing life in Italy to life in Australia. They will have the opportunity to create a cultural assignment that will allow them to visit the many wonderful and interesting sights that Italy has to offer.
A creative and engaging approach, using puppets, vocabulary games and ICT will allow students the confidence to enjoy this new and exciting language.
Year 8 LOTE: (Italian)
The LOTE course continues in Year 8 with an extension of existing vocabulary and grammatical content covered in Year 7. We focus on topics such as the introduction oneself, family life in Italy, school life in Italy, cultural diversities and the importance of food in the Italian culture.
They will have the opportunity to create a cultural assignment that will allow them to compare cities and cultural festivities in Italy to those in Australia.
A creative and engaging approach, using puppets, vocabulary games and ICT will allow students the confidence to further develop their skills and love for the language.