In Year 7 students have the chance to start Italian as their second language option. Students are placed in one of two groups based on their ability shown in French and other areas.
Students learn how to conduct a variety of everyday conversations and have the opportunity to put these into practice in Italy if they take part in the 4 day trip to Rome in March/April of Year 8 or 9.
Students are introduced to the basic grammatical concepts of the language. Classes are conducted mainly in Italian and students are actively encouraged to use the language as much as possible themselves. The four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are developed during the course of the three years. Topics covered include self, descriptions, free time, talking about their town and classroom language. Assessment is by means of mid-year tests and end of year examination.