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Languages: Italian

Years 5 and 6


Languages: Italian - Satisfactory - Years 5 and 6

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student interacts using spoken and written Italian to describe and give information (WS1) about themselves, family, friends, home and school routines, experiences, interests, preferences and choices. The student share aspects of their environment, express opinions, for example, È buonissimo ...è molto bravo, mi piace di più ..., penso di sì/no, secondo me..., accept or reject ideas, agree and disagree, for example, No, non sono d’accordo! Hai ragione/torto. The student asks simple questions, for example, Ti piace? Cosa prendi? Chi viene alla festa? Vieni anche tu? The student understands the main points in spoken interactions consisting of familiar language in simple sentences. When speaking, the student imitates pronunciation and intonation. The student understands short written texts with some variation in sentence structures and some unfamiliar vocabulary (WS1). In reading independently, the student begins to use context, questioning, and bilingual dictionaries to decode the meaning of unfamiliar language (WS1). The student connects ideas in different informative and creative texts (WS1), expressing and extending personal meaning by giving reasons or drawing conclusions. The student creates sentences with some elaboration, for example, using coordinating conjunctions and comparisons to build short coherent texts on familiar topics, for example, La musica di ... è bella, ma mi piace di più ... The student writes descriptions, letters, messages, summaries, invitations and narratives. The student uses the present tense of verbs, noun and adjective agreements (WS1) and some adverbs; they choose vocabulary appropriate to the purpose of the interaction, such as to describe (WS1), to plan or to invite. 

The student uses some metalanguage to talk both about linguistic and cultural features (WS1). The student discerns familiar patterns and features of written (WS1) and spoken language and compares them with English (WS1), understanding that language, images and other features of texts reflect culture. The student demonstrates an understanding of variation in language use, adapting language forms according to audience and context. The student identifies linguistic and cultural differences and know that Australia is a multilingual and multicultural society, and that dialects are spoken both in Italy and in Italian-speaking communities around the world. The student compares, identifies and discusses their responses and reactions in intercultural exchanges.

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