Specialist Italian

At St. Francis de Sales we offer Italian as a specialist area.

In Learning a Language Other than English, students develop communication skills and knowledge coming to understand the social, historical and cultural aspects of the language.

Students are immersed in meaningful communication opportunities  that develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing in Italian. The Italian program provides opportunities for students to engage in Italian through the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum.

The Italian language curriculum aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:

  • communicate in the Italian language.
  • understand the relationship between language, culture and learning
  • develop intercultural capabilities
  • understand themselves as communicators.

Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students participate in the Early Learning Languages Australia Program (ELLA). ELLA is a digital, play-based language learning program which  includes a series of interactive applications, aimed at making learning engaging and interesting to young children.