2 Early Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learningDevelop confidence and enthusiasm to communicate using the language being learntBegin to develop an awareness of other countries, cultures and languagesListen and join in with simple songs, stories and rhymesExplore and recognise patterns and sounds of language through listening, watching and playingUnderstand, respond to and say simple greetings and personal information (e.g. name)Repeat and understand simple familiar language from a familiar sourceActively take part in simple daily routine languageParticipate in familiar games including outdoor learningBegin to explore resources to support my learning e.g. picture dictionaries
3 Vocabulary1. GreetingsBuild into daily routines starting with Buongiorno and Arrivederci and then gradually adding in more vocabulary as learners progress.Buongiorno! HelloSalve! HelloBuongiorno Signora for a teacher Maestra! Hello MissBuongiorno Signore for a teacher Maestro! Hello SirCiao! HiFacciamo l’appello! We will take the registerFacciamo la nanna Go to sleepBuona Notte! GoodnightArricederci! Goodbye
12 Embedding the language Do the register in Italian each morning – teacher says, “Facciamo l’appello” and pupils respond with “buongiorno”.Use a la canzone del buongiorno and/or an la canzone dell’arrivederci at the start and end of each day.Use Fate la nanna and buonanotte with a Italian puppet. You can “put him to bed” at the end of a Italian lesson getting the class to say “Fai la nanna + name” and then saying buonanotte to him instead of goodbye .
13 Sample activitiesYou will find a bank of sample activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more challenging activities in First Level Greetings.
14 Buongiorno ou Buonanotte? Pupils look at the selection of photos and then decide if they would say this is buongiorno o buonanotte?This can be further extended to create a wall display if doing day and night paintings for example.Buongiorno o Buonanotte? Look at the photos and decide if you would say Buongiorno (literally this means good day) or Buona notte (good night).I have experienced the wonder of looking at the vastness of the sky, and can recognise the sun, moon and stars and link them to daily patterns of life.SCN 0-06a
15 Buongiorno o buonanotte? Le fotoGuardaDecidi seeHello or Good night? Look at the photos and decide if you would say Buongiorno or Buonanotte.oBuongiorno!Buonanotte!
22 Toc, toc, toc!If you are using a puppet for Italian, you can keep it in a box with a lid on it (its bed) and ask the pupils to knock on the door to wake him/her up by saying “Toc, toc, toc”.When he “wakes up” they can then say Buongiorno! to the puppet.When it’s time for him to go back to bed, they can then say “Facciamo la nanna, arrivederci, buonanotte” etc.If you like you can also add in “svegliarsi” which means wake up.Toc, toc, toc! means knock, knock, knock.
23 Songs and videos!You will find a bank of sample songs and videos which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of songs and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more supported activities in Early Feelings and more challenging activities in Level 2 Feelings.
25 BUONGIORNO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Eg1Eu11ssg Buongiorno a te means hello to you all.
26 Due piccoli uccelliDue piccoli uccelli seduti sul ramo Io mi chiamo Mimi` Io mi chiamo Gigi Arrivederci Mimi` Arrivederci GigiThis is two little dickie birds but in Italian. It translates as “Two little birds, sitting on a branch, I’m callled Mimi`, I’m called Gigi`, Goodbye Mimi`, Goodbye Gigi`.
27 Lo zecchino d’oro CIAO http://youtu.be/ZP8xy8d6UNM Hello friend, hello hello hello!? Hello friend, hello hello hello!? If you say with your heart Means love and affection? Tell me hello!? Hello friend, hello hello hello!? Hello friend, hello hello hello!? If say it with hope means brotherhood tell me hello!I say hello to baby Indian? Into Chinese and Australian,? nigger and English, German and Dutch.At the Swiss and the French Those who live in Luxembourg In America and Belgium Send everyone my message:"Do not forget, you'll look Like the flower blooms in May ...if you will Forget, I'll wait!"Rit.Hello friend, hello hello hello!? Hello friend, hello hello hello!If you say it with your heart? Means love and affection Tell me hello! ...If you say Hope Means brotherhood tell me Hello! ...? (2nd voice: Do not forget I'll wait).
28 Ciao amico ciaoCiao amico, ciao ciao ciao, ciao! Ciao amico, ciao ciao ciaociao! Se lo dici con il cuore vuole dire affetto e amore dimmi ciao! Ciao amico, ciao ciao ciao ciao! Ciao amico, ciao ciao ciao ciao! Se lo dici con speranza vuole dire fratellanza dimmi ciao!Dico ciao al bimbo indiano, al cinese e all’australiano, negretto e all’inglese, al tedesco e all’olandese.Allo svizzero e al francese, a chi vive in Lussemburgo, in America e nel Belgio mando a tutti il mio messaggio:“Non ti scordar, ti aspetto come il fiore sboccia a maggio… Non ti scordar, ti aspetto!”Rit.Ciao amico, ciao ciao ciao ciao! Ciao amico, ciao ciao ciao ciao!Se lo dici con il cuore vuole dire affetto e amore dimmi ciao!…Se lo dici con speranza vuole dire fratellanza dimmi ciao!… (2^ voce: non ti scordar t’aspetto).