Italian language events and resources

Events for teachers

VATI Spotlight talks - 28 August 2018 

Presentations on initiatives and ideas in Italian language classrooms in Victoria.
The session includes:

  • Strategies for junior and middle school language classes
  • Italian vs Australian classrooms
  • Project-based learning in the languages classroom
  • Unit planners and classroom resources for FUSE

This is a free event held at Co.As.It, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton at 6pm.

Reservations are required.

For more information see VATI

Short term study program in Perugia - January 2019

CO.AS.IT and VATI have organised a three week study program at the University for Foreigners, Perugia in January 2019. The course is tailored specifically for teachers of italian currently employed in Victorian government schools at either primary or secondary level.

For more information on the program, including eligibilty criteria, costs and to download the application form, see: Short term study program

Applications close: Friday 21 September 2018

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.


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 State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training) 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

Italian Museum/Museo Italiano – permanent exhibition about the immigration, settlement and contribution of Italians in Australia

 Italian Institute of Culture

 ​Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne

 Italian Historical Society

 ​Make a Scene Theatre Arts Education  – interactive theatre performances based on Italian characters of the Commedia dell’Arte, suitable for primary and secondary students

 Spectacular Spettacolo – productions suitable for primary school students


For queries relating to Italian language education, contact: 

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

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