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.

Primary Teachers - Planning a unit of work using the Victorian Curriculum

This session will explore planning templates to assist primary teachers, based on the Victorian Curriculum. Please bring your own templates and an example of a unit of work for the sharing component of the session. Examples will also be provided.

  • When: Thursday 6 September 2018, from 5pm -7pm
  • Cost: Free event held at Co.As.It, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton

Registration is required by 31 August 2018: VATI professional development - Primary Teachers

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.

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​.

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