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ERIC Number: EJ843476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Getting Your Teeth into It...: Describing a Language Task in an Italian Bilingual Unit of Work
Ferragina, Anna Maria; Mustica, Giuseppina
Babel, v41 n2 p30-31 Dec 2006
International Grammar School was founded twenty years ago on the belief in the benefits of immersion language learning for children. It offers immersion second language learning in German, Italian, French, and Japanese which continues through kindergarten into the high school years. With language as the medium and not the object of learning, students complete selected units from the primary curriculum in the second language. In this article, the authors present an example of a task in a unit of work for Stage 2 learners (Years 3-4), Health Services and Products, where the NSW language and PDHPE (personal development, health, and physical education) outcomes are integrated. The content of the unit is provided by the PDHPE syllabus and it is through this content that the language outcomes are assessed. Meaningful and achievable outcomes are selected from the syllabus, yet these outcomes must also be a viable vehicle for the teaching of the target language. The language needs not only to be interesting and challenging for the students but also fit into the scope and sequence of their language learning. (Contains 1 table.)
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia