Italian language events and resources

Events for teachers

2019 Italian Language Immersion Weekend for Teachers of Italian

An Italian language immersion weekend (advanced/intermediate level) for teachers of Italian at primary and secondary schools in Hepburn Springs between 24 May - 26 May 2019. For more information see VATI.

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.

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. For more information 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 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​.

Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian (VATI)

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