Italian at Gladstone Park Secondary College encourage students to broaden their horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. A bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world.
As Italian is widely spoken in Australia, many opportunities exist to hear and use the language in real-life situations, as well as through the Italian media in Australia.
In the Italian curriculum the focus is on both language and culture. This process involves reflection and analysis, as students move between Italian and their own existing language(s).
Students are encouraged to use the language being studied as much as possible for classroom routines, social interactions, structured learning tasks, and language experimentation and practice.
Students use a wide range of texts such as textbooks, teacher-generated materials and online resources. Their learning is enriched by exposure to a range of authentic texts from the language being studied, such as websites, films, songs, advertisements and magazines.
English is used for discussion, explanation and reflection, enabling students to develop a language for sharing ideas about language and culture.
Italian has a strong place within the VCE at Gladstone Park Secondary College, with a proud record of success. Every year, students in year 7-9 participate in the Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition with many students achieving outstanding results
The Italy Exchange Program offers our students the unique opportunity to travel to Italy, attend a local school and experience living with an Italian host family.