Italian language events and resources.

Italian Language Assistants 2020

The COASIT Language Assistants Program places young university graduates from Italy to work as language assistants in Victorian schools.

This program is funded by CO.AS.IT. and the Italian Government with funding support from the Victorian Government.

Applications are now open for schools with Italian language programs to apply for an Italian Language Assistant for 2020.

For further information, including the Guidelines and Application form, see  Language Assistants Program

Due date for applications: Friday 8 November 2019 (Late applications will not be considered). 

For any enquiries, please contact Ferdinando Colarossi at: 9349 9000

Events for teachers

VATI Spotlight talks

Presentations on initiatives and ideas in Italian language classrooms in Victoria. These are free events organised by the Victorian Association of Italian Teachers throughout the year.  For more information see VATI.

ICoN Online Pedagogy Course

Co.As.It is offering Victorian teachers of Italian the opportunity to access high quality professional development delivered by ICoN, an Italian university consortium endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

More detailed information on the course is available at ICoN Catalogo dei corsi or please contact Ferdinando Colarossi on (03) 9349 9000.

Registration is required by Friday 7 September 2019.

National Conference of Teachers of Italian - L'italiano sul palcoscenico

VATI, together with the Italian Embassy, CO.AS.IT and the Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne presents the Conferenza Nazionale dei Docenti di Italian - L'Italiano sul Palcoscenico. Please see the flyer for more information and workshop times.

When: 26 October 2019, 8.30am-4.00pm

Where: Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre, Elizabeth Murdoch Building (G06), The University of Melbourne

This is a free event but registration is requiredby 14 October 2019.

Events for students

Year 10 Italian Day Out 2019

An immersion day for Year 10 students on 19 July 2019 held at the Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.  For more information see VATI.

VCE Units 3 &4 - Italian Exam Preparation Day 2019

A 2-hour workshop/presentation designed to help VCE students enrolled in Units 3 & 4 only to prepare for the oral and written exams. Three sessions are available with the same content repeated at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm.

  • When: Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Where: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
  • Cost: $10.00 for metropolitan students, Free for country students. Payment by credit card only at the time of booking.

For more information and to register, see VATI.

Curriculum support

Victorian Curriculum Italian contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Italian including the Rationale and Aims, Structure, Scope and Sequence and Resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Resources and Support and Curriculum Planning Resources.


Approaches to languages education - information about the types of languages programs in Victorian schools.

Educational kits

Italian Resource Centre – resource collection for teachers of Italian, housed at Co.As.It

Museo Italiano Education Kit  – educational kit based on the permanent exhibition at the Museo Italiano

'Raccontami la tua storia' - learning kit for students at Years 5-9. Resources for students of Italian including language tasks based on the theme of Italian migration

'La storia in valigia' - a student-centred workshop led by Museo Italiano staff, including resources for students at Years 4-7 which explores the stories of Italian migrants and their contribution.

The lifecycle of the butterfly – a highly engaging Italian literacy-rich unit for Levels 3 and 4. The unit caters for students who are continuing their Italian studies and for students who are new to the program including EAL students. This new literacy-based resource for Italian has been aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and demonstrates how learning a second language can support literacy, language and numeracy acquisition across languages. 

Online resources

  • Languages Online - developed by the Department, offering free interactive resources for Languages teachers and students 
  • Italian Carlton Self-guided walk – online materials for a self-guided walking tour of Carlton
  • FUSE - a range of Italian resources aligned to the Victorian Curriculum

Language and culture


For queries relating to Italian language education, contact: 

C​O.AS.IT​ -  A non-profit organisation for Italians and Australians of Italian descent​.

Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian (VATI)

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