Languages Other Than English (Italian)

loteIn the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Learning Area, students learn to communicate effectively in languages other than English. They gain an understanding of other societies, the ability to interact with people and cultures other than their own and practical skills which they can use in future social, cultural and vocational areas. Through the LOTE programme, students are also able to further develop their skills and understanding in English and of literacy in general.

Children from Kindergarten to Year 6 have lessons in Italian each week at Aranmore Catholic Primary and are partially funded by the Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre.

The children are taught to communicate in Italian as well as learn about the culture. They learn through role-playing, singing, poems, prayers and games.