Category Archives: Italian

From the archives: The origins of Italian at the VSL in 1935 Catherine Bryant

  When I started researching the school’s history for my PhD, I discovered the fascinating story about the origins of Italian teaching at the school. In 1935, there had been a strong push for the establishment of Italian and a … Continue reading

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When one language isn’t enough…

According to the British Council, more than half of the world’s population functions in two or more languages on a daily basis. In other words, multilingualism, not monolingualism, is the norm and for some students, learning just one language other than English … Continue reading

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Italian Study Tour 2015-2016

  On Saturday, 26th December 2016, 14 students studying Italian at the Victorian School of Languages (both Distance Education and Centre students) and their VSL Italian teachers, left Australia for a three week study tour to Salerno, Italy. This is … Continue reading

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Q & A with Federica Cologni, teacher of Italian

Meet the teacher: Federica Cologni, Teacher of Italian, Matthew Flinders Centre in Geelong I’ve been at the VSL for eight years as an Italian teacher; before that I’d been a VSL student (Italian and Spanish) for three years and a … Continue reading

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VCE Top Scorers Night

On Monday, 2 March, the VSL celebrated its top-scoring students in the 2014 VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) exams. More than 180 of the 1600 VCE students enrolled at the VSL received scores of more than 40, putting them in the … Continue reading

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Q & A with Rita Peroni, Italian teacher

I’ve been working at VSL, Distance Education for more than 20 years. Lately, I’ve been … working on developing a new Practice Exam kit for VCE Italian students. The kit will contain two mock written papers and accompanying CDs. The … Continue reading

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