Learning Italian at the Italian School of Lusaka
The Italian School of Lusaka still maintains its strong bonds with Italy and the Italian language is taught from the Reception class to Grade 11.
Through the Primary school, learners are engaged in Italian lessons, gradually increasing their familiarity with the language. When students join the secondary section, they not only consolidate the basics of the Italian language but also get introduced to aspects of Italian culture, society and history. In particular, students that enrol in the Italian IGCSE programme, at the end of this cycle, are able to understand and communicate simple tasks on familiar topics and activities.
All Italian teachers are Italian native speakers.
The Italian School of Lusaka also offers to students that are enrolled in the Senior High section of the Secondary school, a trip to Italy. This is a very unique opportunity to visit Italy and its well-known artistic and historical heritage. Traditionally the trip offers a first-hand experience of the beauty of the most famous Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan, just to mention a few. Students who previously participated in these educational trips, tell enthusiastically that they were able to apply their Italian language skills in real life situations and enjoyed exploring what they have learnt in the classroom.
Moreover, The Italian School of Lusaka in collaboration with the Zambian-Italian Cultural Centre, organises annual events with visiting Italian artists who hold engaging artistic workshops for all the students of the school.
Are you still wondering why you should learn Italian? Here are some good reasons!
Learning Italian provides an infinite enrichment, both on a personal and cultural level. To get to know Italy, you cannot neglect the knowledge of the language, in order to appreciate the culture, literature and today’s society.
The Italian language has an extremely rich history, and learning Italian is fundamental to get closer to understanding Italy’s society, history, and problems of one of the richest cultures in the world.