At St. Joseph’s the students are immersed in the Italian language which is taught from Prep to Year 6.
Learning languages broadens students’ horizons about the personal, social and cultural opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. The interdependence of countries and communities requires people to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures.
Through focused, weekly sessions led by a specialist teacher, students participate in a curriculum that is contemporary, relevant and challenging. Students acquire communication skills in Italian. They develop understanding about the role of language and culture in communication. The Italian language is introduced through immersion in culture. The students listen to stories, sing songs, perform plays and learn about significant Italian festivals and cuisine. As the students progress, the focus shifts to a greater emphasis on the acquisition of the Italian language.