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Bentleigh West primary students
Bentleigh West primary students
Bentleigh West primary students

Languages: Italian


Bentleigh West Primary School offers Italian as its Language Other Than English.

Students fromPrep to Grade 6 participate in Italian lessons once a week, for 45 minutes.

The teaching and learning of Italian focus of developing the communications skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Students are exposed to the language and culture through games, singing, performances, postcards, images, cooking, creating booklets, flashcards, and more.

Each Semester, over a 2 year cycle, students cover a range of topics that incorporate both cultural and linguistic elements of the Italian language.

Topics include:

  • Pinocchio

  • Il Bruco Affamato

  • Mangia Mangia

  • Il Camaleonte Variopinto

  • Strega Nonna, il sugo e la pasta

  • La Macchinetta Rossa

  • Ancient Rome

  • Le Belle Arti

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • Italian Landmarks

  • The Italian Language

  • Food

  • Italy’s 20 Regions

  • Pompeii


Italian Multi-Age Day is celebrated as an opportunity for students to participate in cultural activities with students from different year levels.

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