Students from Years 3 to 6 at Caralee Community School Primary are taught Italian using a semi-immersion approach; as much of the lesson as possible is delivered in Italian, maximising the students’ exposure and therefore learning of the language.The focus is on listening, responding and speaking, progressing to viewing, reading and writing tasks. These language skills are taught through a wide variety of learning activities such as songs, games and Smartboard/computer activities.Students have fun, are relaxed and confident about learning Italian, and build on previous learning as all workbooks and files are retained from one year to the next. They also learn about Italian culture and traditions through classroom experiences. Senior students are encouraged to set long-term goals and value learning a second language to continue their studies at Melville Senior High School and beyond.
Ms DowItalian Teacher