Italian Language Classes & Resource Centre
The COASIT Language Assistants Program places young university graduates from Italy to work as language assistants in Victorian schools.
Language assistants support qualified language teachers to provide authentic language and cultural experiences for students.
The COASIT sponsored Language Assistants program is governed by an agreement signed by the Australian Immigration Department and COASIT . This Agreement stipulates the Universities with which COASIT has signed a relevant memorandum. The Assistants have to be recent graduates of these universities. There is a public selection process (bando di concorso) administered by the universities in conjunction with COASIT to select the Assistants.
The universities are: Università di Udine, Ca’ Foscari, Cattolica di Milano e Brescia, Genova, La Sapienza di Roma, Macerata e l’Università per Stranieri di Siena, L'Università per Stranieri di Perugia.
The selection process takes place around October-December and the Assistants arrive at the beginning of Term 2 of the school year in mid April.
The maximum age is 30.
I am writing to thank you very much for such an excellent and entertaining set of lessons last term. They were just right for my own purposes and I enjoyed them immensely. [...] You will be pleased to know that I went for lunch at an Italian restaurant and managed the entire process in Italian! [...] there was no difficulty in being understood and it was so good to try it out in real life. I felt very pleased with myself. Italian is such a beautiful language.
Beginner Student at Co.As.It. Italian Language School
[Gianluca's] advanced conversation class is excellent, challenging and very interesting.
Online journalism - Advanced Conversation Student at Co.As.It. Italian Language School
“In the heart of every man, wherever he is born….there is one small corner which is Italian.”
The Italians - Luigi Barzini
Situated in the hub of Italian Carlton Co.As.It. Resource Centre re-creates a little piece of Italy for teachers of Italian, students of Italian and for whoever has a passion for Italy, its language, culture and history.
Co.As.It. Library supports the educational needs of teachers and students of Italian from pre-school through to tertiary level. The collection consists of up-to-date resources such as fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, videos, CDs, CD-ROMs, language kits, posters, dual language readers, flags, games, realia, posters, an extensive VCE collection and a comprehensive Reference Section. The Catalogue is available on line.
Access to the Resource Centre requires annual subscription fees.
Four editions of a Newsletter “Il Centro” are circulated each year and are available for all to view on this web site.
Three issues of the educational magazine “Orizzonti” are accessible to subscribers only via hyperlink. Available in terms 2, 3 & 4 this publication has been developed by teachers, and provides learning strategies Prep- Year 12.
Qualified, experienced, bi-lingual staff are committed to assisting teachers and students and cater for individuals and groups.
For a limited time only!
Special supplemtary edition of Orizzonti: The Games of the XXXI Olimpiad