Italian Immersion Signature Program
North Lakes State College Italian Immersion Signature Program aims to challenge and extend those students who have demonstrated an outstanding academic capability and aptitude for languages.
Students will have the opportunity to work in a class of like minded, devoted and committed students learning core curriculum subjects in the Italian language.
The Italian Immersion program is a three year program commencing in Year 7. The Year 7 Program is designed to gradually introduce students to lessons undertaken in Italian. In Year 8 and Year 9, Maths, Science, Humanities and Italian language will be taught in Italian with qualified and dedicated native speaking teachers. All other subjects are delivered in English.
Many community members are already aware of the benefits of learning another language. Second language acquisition/second language learning develops an understanding of how languages work, leading to improved literacy skills, including English literacy. It helps students develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills.
The program inspires interest in and respect for other people, their ideas and ways of thinking. Consequently, it enhances employment and career prospects; contributes to social cohesiveness through better communication and understanding and contributes to economic, diplomatic and strategic development.