Italian School Faculty
M.A. University of Venice (Italy), M.A. University of Warwick (U.K.) specializing in Second-Language Acquisition and in Post-Compulsory Education. Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with a focus on instructional technologies for the teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language, University of Warwick (U.K.).
Courses offered in the past four years.
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ITAL 3153 - Beginning Italian
Goals/ Obiettivi: In this course we will work on mastering practical spoken Italian in its cultural context. The class activities will help you to:
develop the ability to maintain a conversation
acquire confidence in using your Italian
expand your vocabulary
acquire information about life, culture and current trends in Italy
develop sensitivity to Italian traditions and customs
better your pronunciation
basic discussion on some socio-cultural and political issues
Summer 2012, Summer 2013
ITAL 3200 - Advanced Beginning Italian
Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.
*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course
Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7
Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207
Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6
ITAL 6699 - New Technology Teaching IFL
New Technologies for Learning and Teaching Italian as Foreign Language (IFL) (for DML candidates, advanced graduate students and teachers).
This course provides a balanced presentation of central issues in the theory and practice of Italian as Foreign Language teaching methodology and instructional technology. During the course, students will also develop critical skills for a meaningful integration of instructional technologies into their teaching/learning of Italian. The course will present the overall perspective in the context of current practices involving the integration of latest technologies. After conducting a review of technology in learning and teaching foreign languages (theories of learning and key ideas for understanding e-learning), students will be guided to analyze the opportunities and constraints in using technology in the educational process. Students will be also asked to select methodological approaches appropriate to the technologically-enhanced learning situation. An important component of the course will be the active participation and collaboration of all students in group discussions (both in-class and online), as well as the practical in-class technology-enhanced projects and demonstrations.
Balboni E., Margiotta U. (2012) Formare online i docenti di lingue e italiano L2. Utet (ISBN 8860081998) Pichiassi, M. (2007). Apprendere l'italiano L2 nell'era digitale - Le nuove tecnologie nell'insegnamento e apprendimento dell'italiano per stranieri. Edizioni Guerra - Soleil (ISBN 8855700626) Serragiotto, G. (2009). Sillabo di riferimento per la formazione degli insegnanti di italiano a stranieri. Venezia: Cafoscarina (ISBN-9788875432409)
Summer 2012, Summer 2013