World language week is always a great time for our students. We use this time to get to know different cultures around the world. For level 1, students are assigned a region of Italy and they become experts on their region. Students find facts about their region and create a T-shirt to show off some of the interesting parts of their region. The project culminates at our International Buffet where each student prepares a dish from the region. All level 1s are able to take a “food tour” of the Italian, Spanish and French cultures.
To compliment all of the students’ hard work, we also enjoy a film in class to focus on the culture. This year, our class is enjoying “Il Postino” which mixes Italian culture and Chilean culture, since it is the story of Pablo Neruda being exiled from his country and finding refuge in Southern Italy.