Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course.
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Italian.
Italian at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying Italian in years 8-10. In Italian at Continuers Level, students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how Italian is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In Italian, students have opportunities to: interact with others, create texts in Italian, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Italian-speaking Communities and the Changing World. Topics covered include: Family, Places of Interest in Italy, Technology and communication, Regional Cuisine, Made in Italy, Italian film and music.
Students undertake an individual investigation on a cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The Italian-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’. Different topics are covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Italian Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study Italian Continuers 2.
Bonus points are awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion.
Assessment Type 1:
Interaction: Possible spoken task may include discussion, interview, debate, speech, talk.
Assessment Type 2:
Text Production: Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, essay, brochure, report, review.
Assessment Type 3:
Text Analysis: Analysis and evaluation of a text(s) in Italian with a response in Italian/English.
Assessment Type 4:
Investigation: An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Italian/English and a reflective response in English. One response must be in English.