The National Conference for teachers of Italian will be held on Saturday 22 October at the University of Western Australia. The topic is L’Italiano è una lingua giovane (Italian is a young language). The conference is free of charge and streaming connection will also be available. Registration is required for in-person attendance and for access to streaming connection. To register please complete the online form and submit by 10 October. A detailed program of the event will be published in the next few days on the Embassy and Consular websites. For more information, see the attached file.
The BookTuberPrize, an initiative of the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura (Center for Books and Reading), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The BookTuberPrize was established in 2019 to offer an award to young readers who are active content producers and consumers of books on YouTube and other social media. The award is intended to be an opportunity to circulate the knowledge of books among young people, developing their ability to understand, synthesise, think critically and stimulate their digital skills, through the use of information technology.
The competition is open to young people aged 15 to 25, residing in Italy or abroad, divided into two age groups: 15/19 years and 20/25 years. The participants, after having chosen and read a book or a poem collection, will have to describe the content through a review recorded on video of max 2 minutes in mp4 format.
The deadline to send the videos is Monday 2 of May 2022.
The complete information package (in Italian) is attached, which explains in detail what the prize is about and how to apply.
The position will be for 1.5 days per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please send your CV to Mandy Dawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21, 2022.
Contact the school on 02 9713 7044 for more information.
Aurora College is seeking an Italian teacher for their Year 11 Beginners class. Applicants must hold a permanent teaching position with the department.
The school of the successful applicant will be provided with a staffing supplement so that the teacher can be released to teach 0.2FTE to teacher (virtually) at Aurora College.
If interested, please read the attached information and complete the attached expression of interest form by 4 pm, Friday 4 March 2022. The position is to start ASAP until the end of Term 4 2023. For inquiries, please contact Carolyn McMurtrie at CAROLYN.MCMURTRIE@det.nsw.edu.au or on 1300 287 629.
Buona salute è la vera ricchezza – Good health is true wealth
We have just published new resources for Stage 5 Italian on our website, which explores daily routine and healthy habits. You will find a sample unit of work, sample assessment task (with marking guidelines) and an updated scope and sequence.
Maintaining good health is an important part of everyday life. Through the study of this unit, students will learn to exchange information about daily routines, as well as healthy activities and food choices. Students will also learn to say they’re unwell and explain symptoms. Throughout the unit, students will also explore Italian concepts of health and develop an understanding of the use of hand gestures when communicating.
The position will be for 2 days per week.
Please send your CV to email@example.com, attention Karen Mortimer by February 11, 2022.
Contact the school on 02 9642 1359 for more information.
The International Competition "Uno, nessuno e centomila" is a cultural event that takes place every year in Agrigento, the birthplace of Luigi Pirandello, celebrated Italian playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature.
Please see attached information about the competition, aimed at high school students of Italian.
The Premio Campiello announces the 27th edition of the Campiello Junior Prize, a literary award reserved for young people aged between 15 and 22.
The deadline for sending the works is 13 January 2022.
The works will be evaluated in successive stages by various juries, selected by the Management Committee of the Campiello Prize. In the second half of April 2022 the names of the five finalists will be announced and their works will be collected in a book edited by the Campiello Foundation.
The finalists will receive a selection of books and an invitation to the Campiello Prize award ceremony. The winner will be entitled to a two-week study holiday in a European country.
Two special mentions will be awarded:
- to a story that deals with issues related to environmental and/or social sustainability
- to a travel-themed story.
This year, there will be also a special mention for young entrepreneurs, aimed at rewarding the best story that, through the protagonists or the setting, describes and narrates the business culture, in particular that of young people or women.
How to participate
Young people residing in Italy and abroad can participate in the competition, with a story written in Italian with a minimum length of 10 and a maximum of 20 pages. It is possible to participate with only one work, and collective works are not allowed.
Stories must be received anonymously and must be sent both in electronic and paper format.
The registration for the competition must be lodged through the Campiello Prize website, in the section dedicated to Campiello Junior. Each participant must register by entering their data in the appropriate form and enclosing the file with the story.
The paper version of the story must be received in 4 copies (not bound) by the Segreteria della Fondazione Il Campiello (Via Torino, 151 C – 30172 Mestre – Venezia) and must include the form with the candidate’s personal data (attached).
The deadline for the arrival of the stories, both in electronic and paper format, is January 13, 2022 (as attested by the postmark for the paper version).
Premio Campiello Giovani
We have revamped the practice speaking questions from the old HSC Online site, for Italian Continuers. Sorted by topic, this is a great document to give your students, so they can prepare for the upcoming oral examination.
It's available from the Italian Continuers section of our website.
This year, schools and universities across Australia will be given unlimited free digital access to Il Globo and La Fiamma for staff and students.
A re-vamped version of In classe, a targeted monthly lift-out, will provide content and information to empower teachers and school leaders with new ways to engage students in Italian. The section entitled Insegnare is dedicated to teachers and professors.
Each edition will also feature a space dedicated to students – the first edition will include news from the previous scholastic year, contributions from students of the Italian Bilingual School in Sydney, and an interview with two students who were among the VCE top scorers for Italian in 2018.
To access the materials, register here today.
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