Italian


Italian is the Language Other Than English (LOTE) taught at Phoenix Primary School and is a language rich in Arts and Culture and an exciting addition to our curriculum.

 

Students at Phoenix Primary School study Italian for our Language other than English (LOTE) program. Students from year three to six attend a sixty minute session of general Italian learning each week.

 

Students participate in speaking the Italian language to their peers and teacher. They practise the correct technique of pronouncing Italian words and sentences. Children learn general greetings, colours, family and numbers in Italian. They also participate in the history of Italy, which includes food, transportation, population and community.

 

 

Mrs Mimma Harrison

 

Italian Teacher

 

 

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Term 2 - Week 10

FAMMI  UN  POSTER  ITALIANO COMPETITION!

 

On behalf of the Western Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI), I would like to extend a creative opportunity for students in Years 5 & 6, to participate in “Fammi Un Poster Italiano Competition”. 

 

It is a fabulous way to involve students:

  1. to use their written Italian skills;
  2. combined with intercultural understanding and
  3. promote Italian to the wider community in a positive way.

 

The themes and topics for each Year Group is aligned with the current Italian Curriculum which are already being studied in the classrooms.

 

Entry is free.

 

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each year level.

 

Completed posters to be given to Signora Harrison between 6 August, 2019.

 

Additional questions and enquiries can be directed to me on: Mimma.Harrison@education.wa.edu.au.

 

Please support your children in this fantastic opportunity to showcase their creativity.

 

I look forward to receiving numerous posters comprised of unique flare and pizzazz from our artistic Phoenix students.

 

Kind regards

 

Signora Harrison

Italian




L`Angolo Italiano - Term 1 - Week 9

Ciao a tutti gli insegnanti, gli studenti e la comunità scolastica.

Hello to all teachers, students and school community.

 

Words:

  • Smettila – Stop that.
  • Scusi mi – Excuse me / sorry
  • Accordo? – Everything okay? / Are we of the same understanding?

 

Phrases:

  • Che campione! – What a champion!
  • Siamo fritti! – We are in trouble! / We are fried!
  • Fate largo! – Make room

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Gallipoli is a fishing town located in the province of Lecce in Puglia, southern Italy. Gallipoli means “beautiful city” and it was settled by the Ancient Greeks.
  • Fourteen year old teenagers in Italy can apply for their Vespa/Moped license.
  • In 1688 Bartolomeo Cristofori created the first model piano. It was originally called ‘fortepiano’, which translates to ‘loud and soft’.

 

Fino alla prossima volta, buon divertimento.

Until next time, have fun.

Signora Harrison




L`Angolo Italiano - Term 1 - Week 7

Ciao a tutti gli insegnanti, gli studenti e la comunità scolastica.

Hello to all teachers, students and school community.

 

WATCH THIS SPACE!  SEEKING ASSISTANCE! Changes are coming in the very near future. For now, let’s get down to Italian business.

Words:

  • Buon giorno – Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon
  • Buona sera – Good evening (from 3pm)
  • Buona notte – Good night

 

Phrases:

  • Quanti anni hai? – How old are you?
  • Io sono otto anni e tu? – I am eight years old and you?
  • Io sono nove anni? – I am nine years old.

 

Facts:

  • The Italian Flag is known as tricolore because it has three colours. The colours are Green (for the lush terrain), White (for the snow) & Red (for the wars Italy was involved in).
  • The Italian wolf is Italy’s national animal and plays a large role in the legend of the founding of Rome.
  • Italy’s national sport is soccer (il calico).

 

Fino alla prossima volta, buon divertimento.

Until next time, have fun.

Signora Harrison



L`Angolo Italiano - Term 1 - Week 5

Ciao a tutti gli insegnanti, gli studenti e la comunità scolastica.

Hello to all teachers, students and school community.

 

Term 1 is moving along very smoothly. All classes have settled into their Italian programs and wonderful learning and engagement is occurring. Complimenti a tutti. Well done to everyone.

 

Words:

  • Salve – Hello
  • Buona giornata – Have a good day
  • A presto – See you soon

Phrases:

  • Come ti chiami? What is your name?
  • Mi chiamo Mona Lisa e tu? My name is Mona Lisa and you?
  • Mi chiamo Leonardo Da Vinci.

Facts:

  • Two original Colosseums were built in Lecce, in the Puglia region before the infamous structure was built in Rome. The Ancient Ruins are still present in Lecce.
  • Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii in 79AD.
  • Leonardo DaVinci painted The Mona Lisa between 1503 and 1506.

 

 Fino alla prossima volta, buon divertimento.

Until next time, have fun.

Signora Harrison



L`Angolo Italiano - Term 1 - Week 3

Benvenuti alla prima edizione di L`Angolo Italiano.

Welcome to the first edition of The Italian Corner.

 

The corner is designed to entice, enthuse and involve the entire school community into the target language studied in our school.

 

Each fortnight, L`Angolo Italiano will present a series of words, phrases and facts to be shared, in the hope that student knowledge and particiaption participation will increase.

 

Please enjoy.

 

Words:

  • Per favore – Please
  • Grazie – Thankyou
  • Prego – You are welcome

Phrases:

  • Buon giorno. Mi chiamo Signora Harrison. E’ tu?
  • My name is Mrs Harrison and you?

Facts:

  • The capital city of Italy is ROMA.
  • Italy has 20 regions and two independent states (San Marino & Vatican City).
  • Italy is found in Southern Europe.

 

Fino alla prossima volta, buon divertimento.

Until next time, have fun.

Signora Harrison




 

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