Italian

Students may begin the study of Italian in any grade of secondary school. For this reason, levels rather than grades indicate progression. Italian is offered in three courses at four levels.

Upon graduation, those students successfully completing the 3 Italian credits will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

LWI BD1 International Languages, Level 1-2, Academic
Depending on language studied, this course is designed to enable students to begin to
communicate with native speakers of the language of study. Students will use simple language and read age- and language appropriate passages for different purposes. They will explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken, including social customs and the arts, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources. This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in the language of study. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.

LWI CU1 International Languages, Level 3, University Preparation
Depending on language studied, this course offers students opportunities to further develop
their knowledge of the international language and to enhance their communication skills.
Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources.
Prerequisite: LWI BD1, Level 1-2, Academic

LWI DU1 International Languages, Level 4, University Preparation
This course prepares students for university studies in the international language. Students will enhance their ability to use the language with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversations and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the develop their communication skills in the international language and to increase their confidence in applying them in a variety of practical situations, including contexts related to future employment. Students will engage in a variety of activities and use resources that will allow them to use the language in various real-life situations. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language is spoken, and investigate careers that require facility in the language.
Prerequisite: LWI CU1, Level 3, University Preparation.