Professional Development for Teachers of Italian

ILC offers Italian professional development workshops and proficiency days throughout Queensland, in partnership with the Dept. of Education and Training, Catholic Education Offices and Independent Schools Queensland.

These sessions aim to enhance teaching strategies and improve language proficiency of teachers delivering Italian programs across all sectors.

Italian workshops aim to impart language teaching strategies to: 

  • enrich presentation of content to aid student understanding and assimilation
  • encourage student interaction with content to enable its internalisation
  • prompt students to reproduce and apply internalised language creatively

Over the last 40 years, ILC has been promoting the teaching and learning of Italian language and culture throughout Queensland in close collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs MAECI (Ministero Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale).

Through this productive partnership ILC has been able to channel approved MAECI funding into events that support Italian teaching and learning state-wide.

The aim of this event is to support teachers in maintaining a sound Italian language proficiency threshold which contributes to being an effective language teacher.

Upcoming Professional Developments:

Professional Development sessions for teachers of Italian will be back in 2022.


Past Professional Developments:

  • October 2021 – Cairns. Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – hosted by ILC Brisbane in association with MLTAQ Peninsula
  • October 2021 – Sunshine Coast. Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – Talara Primary College
  • September 2021 – Townsville. Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – hosted by Townsville Catholic Education
  • August 2021 – Brisbane. Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – hosted by ILC Brisbane 
  • June 2021 – Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – hosted by Brisbane Catholic Education 
  • May 2021 – Language proficiency and professional development for teachers of Italian – “Faccia a Faccia” at ILC Newmarket
  • October 2020 – 5th National Convention for Australian Teachers of Italian Language celebrating the XX Settimana della lingua Italiana nel mondo
  • May 2020 – Via Zoom Link
  • August 2019 – Cairns and Townsville for Catholic Education
  • May 2019 – ILC Proficiency Day, Brisbane
  • May 2018 – ILC Proficiency Day, Brisbane, Townsville & Cairns
  • March 2018 – All Languages Teacher PD Event
  • February 2018 – All Languages Teacher PD Event
  • October 2017 – Sunshine Coast for Dept of Education and Training North Coast
  • October 2017 – National Conference for Australian Teachers of Italian, Canberra
  • May 2017 – Cairns and Townsville for Catholic Education 
  • March 2017 – Sunshine Coast for Dept of Education and Training
  • March 2016 – All Languages Teacher PD event Brisbane
  • June 2016 – Sunshine Coast for Department of Education and Training North Coast
  • May 2016 – Townsville & Cairns for Catholic Education Services
  • March 2016 – All languages Teacher PD event, Brisbane  
  • October 2015 – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville presented by dott.ssa Ignazia Nespolo
  • May 2015 – Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville for Catholic Education Services
  • February 2015 – All Languages Teacher PD Event, Brisbane 
  • October 2014 – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns  
  • March 2014 – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns 
  • August 2013 – Cairns  
  • May 2013 – Townsville 
  • May 2013 – Cairns 
  • February 2013 – Sunshine Coast 
  • February 2013 – Cairns