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LWIBD Italian – Level 1 (Academic)

Course Details

  • 7. Intl. Languages

PREREQUISITE: None

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Classical Studies and International Languages


Course Overview

LWIBD online provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in Italian. Throughout LWIBD online, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where Italian is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

UNIT ONE
Ciao! Mi chiamo...

Essential Question: What are some common greetings in Italian and how can they be used to introduce yourself? How can I extend these interactions with common conversation topics?

In this unit, students will explore the theme of presentations and introductions. Students will acquire new vocabulary and be introduced to grammar structures in Italian including present tense verbs, definite and indefinite articles, telling time, and nouns. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills by exploring texts, images, and videos on the theme of the meeting new people and introducing themselves. They will be able to relate it to their own experiences and extend the conversations to talk about topics such as hobbies, professions, and school.

UNIT TWO
The City / La città

Essential Question: What vocabulary and phrases can I use to travel within the city by giving/receiving directions? How can I describe my family members to others?

In this unit, students will explore places in the city and the weather. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writings skills in relation to these topics. Students will also be introduced to new grammar points including prepositions, giving directions, and possessive adjectives.

UNIT THREE
Daily Life / La vita quotidiana

Essential Question: What vocabulary / phrases can I use to talk about my daily routine and life at home? How I can use the past tenses in Italian to tell a story?

In this unit, students will explore topics centered around daily life, such as house vocabulary, daily routine, nature, and body parts. Students will be introduced to a number of new grammar points, including passato prossimo, imperfetto, reflexive verbs. and additional preposition practice. Students will expand their vocabulary and practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills.

UNIT FOUR
Fare le spese / Going Shopping

Essential Question: What vocabulary / phrases can I use to communicate while shopping? How can I use the future tense to talk about plans?

In this unit, students will look at a variety of shopping vocabulary and phrases related to clothing stores, food stores, and other general conversations in stores. Students will learn a variety of new grammar topics, including partitive, direct object pronouns, and future tense. Students will expand their vocabulary and practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills.

UNIT FIVE
Viaggiare in Italia / Travelling in Italy

Essential Question: What vocabulary / phrases can I use to communicate at restaurants and hotels while in Italy? What vocabulary can I use to compare different people / objects / cities and other nouns?

In this unit, students will explore topics related to travelling around Italy. Topics include staying at hotels, transportation, eating at a restaurant, and more. Students will also be introduced to the new grammar topics: adverbs, comparatives, superlatives, and review the grammar topics that we have covered throughout this course. Students will also expand their vocabulary and practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills related to these topics.

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