LOTE - Italian

Epping Primary School is devoted to extending the learning experiences for our students through the reintroduction of the Italian language.


On a weekly basis, students from Prep to Year 6 participate in Italian classes with a focus on:

  • Socialising - Interacting with the teacher and peers to introduce themselves, naming and describing favourite things, friends, family members and special talents through action related talk and play.
  • Informing - Locating specific items of information in texts using early literacy skills.
  • Creating - Participating in shared reading/viewing of short imaginative texts and responding by drawing, miming, performing and through other forms of expression.
  • Translating - Sharing with others what they can express in Italian and explaining to others the meanings of particular words and when they are used, for example; ciao.
  • Reflecting – Beginning to notice what is ‘new’ or ‘interesting’ in the Italian language and culture while recognising similarities and differences between Italian and Australian cultural practices.
  • Understanding - Reproducing the sounds of the Italian language.


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

  • Communicate in the language they are learning,
  • Understand the relationship between language, culture and learning,
  • Develop intercultural capabilities, and
  • Understand themselves as communicators.


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