The learning of a language nurtures reflective, deep and creative thinking in specific ways.

It allows students to cultivate culturally distinctive fields of knowledge, and stimulates their awareness of intellectual functioning. In Year 8 Italian, students will continue to explore topics and themes presented in the Ecco Uno Textbook which should be retained from Year 7. Students learn new vocabulary and grammar and demonstrate their understanding of topics, through various assessment items. In Year 8 Italian, students will be using various ICT skills to produce work and teachers also will present topics to students using various teaching tools, which are enjoyable and engaging for both teacher and student.

Areas of Study

  • The animals
  • Rome – Past and Present
  • Music
  • Sports in Italy – Soccer
  • Nationalities and Countries
  • Telling the time
  • Transport and travelling
  • Italian food – pasta / pizza / McDonald’s in Italy
  • The Euro

AUSVELS Dimensions

Communicating in a Language other than English
Intercultural Knowledge and Language Awareness


  • Listening Comprehension Tasks
  • Speaking Tasks
  • Reading Comprehension Tasks
  • Writing Tasks
  • Culture Research Tasks
  • Semester Examination