VATI supports teachers of Italian in Victoria. Our members are mainly drawn from primary and secondary teachers.

Membership for 2019 is now available. Payment may be made by Credit Card or EFT (Credit Card is preferred). 

Register for 2019 membership today

Attention publishers, bookshops, and other businesses!

Exhibitor Registration for Congress 2019 Exhibition is now open.

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When: Monday 24 September.

Where: Catholic Leadership Centre576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Getting There:


There are three repeated sessions: 9:30am, Midday, or 2:30pm.

Students can choose the one session they wish to attend as long as there are vacancies. Once a session is booked out students will need to book for one of the other sessions with vacancies.

Each session comprises two workshops/presentations designed to help students prepare for the oral and written exams.

The cost is $10 per student.

Session places are allocated on a first come best dressed basis.

The sessions are for VCE Unit 3&4 students only.

Teachers can make a group booking, or students may register themselves.

 Three sessions available: students can register for one session only

Morning Session:


9:30 - 11:30am (doors open at 9:00)

  Register for the Morning session

Midday session:


 Midday - 2pm (doors open at 11:40)

  Register for the Midday session

Afternoon session:


 2:30 - 4:30pm (doors open at 2:10)

  Register for the Afternoon session

Please note that payment is only by Credit Card and must be made at the time of booking.

A confirmation email will be sent out following registration and payment.

Students need to bring pen and paper. Please note that there is no catering.


The Year 10 Italian Day Out is fully booked out!

Please email if you wish to be put on a waiting list.


Co.As.It. and VATI have lined up three exciting professional learning opportunities for October and November.

  • Mixed-abilities classes and the use of cinema (25 October 2017)
  • VATI Spotlight talks (8 November 2017)
  • Italian language immersion weekend at Bellinzona Grange - Hepburn Springs (10-12 November 2017)

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Thanks for completing a form for the 2018 mock exam.

Please note that this mock exam is only available to teachers at schools teaching Italian at VCE level.

The mock exam will be ready by Friday 21 September 2018. Once it is available you will be emailed instructions on how to access the mock exam resources.

Attention Secondary teachers of Italian!

If you’re looking for an exciting way to engage your students with the Italian that is all around them, you’ve found it! This competition, created by the Italian Studies department and RUMACCC at the University of Melbourne, along with CO.AS.IT and VATI, gives students the chance to look up from their smartphones and find written Italian all around them!

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The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools.

The Language Teacher Register is open to graduating, graduate and currently employed language teachers who are seeking a language teaching position in a government primary or secondary school. Eligible language teachers can register using the online form at:

 Given that many schools commence planning for the staffing of their languages program for the following year during Semester 2, it is opportune to remind language teachers and schools of the availability of DET’s Language Teacher Register.

Download the Language Teacher Register Fact Sheet here.

Additional staffing information is available on the DET website at

Qui si parla italiano

Private  language  schools  in  Italy  equip  their  students  with  top-notch  language  skills  in  a  very short  time.  But  how?  In  this  workshop  Jenna  Lo  Bianco  shares  tips  and  tricks  of  trade  to  help you  implement  new  and  powerful  teaching  strategies  to  assist  you  in  moving  your  students  to success.  Having  undertaken  research  in  the  field  in  Italy  on  behalf  of  the International Specialised  Skills  Institute  and  the  Italian  Services  Institute,  Jenna  will guide  you  through  a series of easy to replicate activities to help you mix things up in the classroom – as the Italians do.

Presenter: Jenna Lo Bianco

Jenna  Lo  Bianco  likes  to  think  outside  the  box  when  it  comes  to  Italian  language  education.

Jenna  is  a  practising  teacher,  has taught  Italian  in  the  UK  and  has  a  background  in  language education  consulting  and  publishing.  Passionate  about  inductive  grammar instruction  and communicative language teaching, Jenna is exploring new and exciting pedagogical trategies through her doctoral studies at Monash University. Jenna has committed her teaching practice to  developing  hands-on  engaging  activities,  which  provide  not  only  for differentiated  and inclusive  learning,  but  also  foster  a  love  of  the  Italian  language  and  culture.  Grounded  in the belief  that  student  motivation  and  self-efficacy  directly  impact  on  student  outcomes,  Jenna’s work seeks to ensure that every single student can experience success in the Italian classroom.

Nuove  proposte  didattiche  del  COASIT  per  sostenere  l’insegnamento  e l’apprendimento dell’italiano

Questa sessione sarà in lingua italiana.

Alcune  indicazioni  che  emergono  dalla  ricerca  universitaria,  dalle  politiche  governative  e  dagli insegnanti  segnalano  la  necessità  di  materiale  didattico  integrativo  a  quello  curricolare  per sostenere gli studenti nell’apprendimento dell’italiano.
In particolare, si lamenta il bisogno di strumenti che consentano lo sviluppo dell’abilità d’ascolto e incentivino l’adozione di una didattica multimediale.

Questa   sessione   offre   due   proposte   elaborate   dagli   assistenti   linguistici   del   COASIT (Melbourne).   Oltre   alla   presentazione   del   materiale   e   il   suggerimento   di   sue   modalità applicative, si sottolinea l’importanza di attivare uno scambio dialettico tra COASIT e docenti al fine di implementare le offerte del materiale che sarà elaborato gli anni successivi e renderlo il più  efficace e spendibile possibile in base alle specifiche esigenze delle scuole del Victoria. 

Presenter: Matteo Macciò

Matteo Macciò è laureato in Linguistica Italiana ed è specializzato in Didattica dell’italiano come Lingua   Seconda/Straniera.   Ha   conseguito   le   certificazioni   DITALS   I   e   II livello,   è somministratore e valutatore del test CILS ed è membro di EALTA e ILTA. Ha insegnato italiano L2 all’Università di Sheffield (Inghilterra) e all’Università per Stranieri di Siena. Interessato   alla   costruzione   di   percorsi   di   apprendimento,   ha   elaborato sillabi didattici professionalizzanti e ha pubblicato in Italia e all’estero.

Ha curato Ascoltando s’impara e L’Italiano con YouTube per il COASIT (Melbourne).

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DET Language Teacher Register

The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools.

Find out more here.

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