"A different language is a different vision of life."

Federico Fellini, Italian movie director (1920 -1993)



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CLICK ON THE FLAG FOR - WHY STUDY ITALIAN!

C.A.S.IT Program in the Malden Public Schools

Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane

Community Connections



In 1995, the Italian Consul General in Boston formed a non-profit educational and professional organization named Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England. C.A.S.IT. is under the direction of the Consulate General of Italy. The mission of C.A.S.IT. is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. C.A.S.IT. offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs. It is C.A.S.IT.'s goal to establish Italian as a subject in the school curriculum. By working closely with the schools and the Italian Consulate, C.A.S.IT. demonstrates its commitment to the success of Italian language. In collaboration with Italian government agencies, Italian and Italian-American organizations, colleges, universities, and schools, C.A.S.IT. is working to maintain and strengthen the position of Italian in our schools. Presently the Italian Elementary Program "Benvenuti a Italia" at the Linden School is supported by the generosity of C.A.S.IT. and has been very instrumental in the growth and strength of the Italian program in the Malden reaching the advanced and A.P. levels for the first time in many years. C.A.S.IT. OFFICE RESOURCE CENTER 59 UNION SQUARE - SUITE 206 SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS 02143 PHONE: 617-623-0532

Why Italian?
From the Center for Italian Culture -Italian American Committee on Education- excellent points on why studying Italian is so beneficial.
Digital Dialects Italian Games
Games for mostly begiinner to intermediate level learners - vocabulary reinforcement and practice
Virtual Tour of Sistine Chapel
This is absolutely stunning!
Italian Links Galore!
This site, although a bit "busy", has many, many links to sites to learn about Italy, practice grammar and vocabulary, Italian newspapers and media and much, more, more!
Zapit Italian
Free internet resource for those who are studying Italian
Radio Italia!
Music, current events in arts, etc!
Culture Travel Italy
Very nice site in English that provides insights into the culture and people of Italy based on travels on a Vespa. Site contains video "diaries," interesting articles, and links to other travel blogs and resources re: Italy
Resources for Learning Italian
Links, Resources, and more!



Curriculum Docmments Malden High School


Course
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Resources
Italian ICP


Italian 2


Italian 3
See Below 10-11
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Italian 4
See Below Grade Level 11-12

Italian AP



A SEQUENTIAL K-12 CURRICULUM FOR AN ADVANCED AND UPDATED APPROACH TO THE TEACHING OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Credits and Acknowledgements:

The following Curriculum Documents for A Sequential K-12 Curriculum for an Advanced and Updated Approach to the Teaching of Italian Language and Culture were created by:

Department of Modern Languages at Northeastern University, Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island, Carlo Cippolone, Educational Director, Consulate General of Italy in Boston

They have been approved by by the MA Italian Teachers Association (MITA), the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) and the Rhode Island Teachers of Italian (RITI)

Note from Nancy K. - For each grade level and skill there are a wealth of resources, including links to websites, and connections to other disciplines as well as content (including vocabulary, functions, and grammar/structure of the langauge) The Malden Public Schools' Italian Language and Culture curriculum evolves around these levels and skills for the grade spans in which Italian is taught. It is important to note that more than structure, these documents demonstrate an integrated approach to learning Italian on all levels.








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