At Whitford Catholic Primary School, we provide Italian as a Language Other than English (LOTE). There is evidence to show that learning a second language assists students in better mastering literacy in their first language. It provides students the opportunity to experience a different linguistic structure and to fully immerse themselves in another country’s culture. It also allows students to recognise, appreciate and respect cultural differences.
All students from Year 1 to Year 6 are provided the opportunity to engage in weekly Italian lessons. During these lessons, students actively participate in dialogue using the Italian language to talk about themselves, family, friends and interests. They also get the opportunity to explore the culture, the history, the people and delight in the famous foods of Italy. The school looks forward to continuing Italian lessons in partnership with Italo-Australia.