Languages Other Than English (L.O.T.E)
Ascot Vale Primary School is committed to the delivery of a quality LOTE (Italian) program. Children are introduced to the language through stories, games, poems, rhymes, drama, songs, conversation models and cooking. It is taught in a multi-age setting, where the children are given activities that are largely open-ended and all children have the chance to excel at their level of understanding. Children learn in a truly cooperative fashion. In learning a second language, children also learn more about their own mother tongue. They gain a greater metalinguistic knowledge about how English works, its etymology and its syntax. Of no small significance is the fact that children also learn more about the Italian culture.