TEACHING ITALIAN AS A 2ND LANGUAGE

TEACHING ITALIAN AS A 2ND LANGUAGE

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Code
66869
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides the students with theoretical and practical elements related to teaching Italian as a foreign language, also through workshops aimed at experimenting language teaching.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

- describe the different contexts where Italian is learned and taught;

- describe the main theories of language acquisition;

- describe the evolution of teaching methods;

- understand the role of the Common European Framework;

- identify the principal elements of planning, design and assessment involved in teaching Italian as a foreign language;

- analise teaching materials;

- create exercises and activities to practice language skills (reading, listening, writing, interaction);

- planning a learning unit.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

- describe the different contexts where Italian is learned and taught;

- describe the main theories of language acquisition;

- describe the evolution of teaching methods;

- understand the role of the Common European Framework;

- identify the principal elements of planning, design and assessment involved in teaching Italian as a foreign language;

- analise teaching materials;

- create exercises and activities to practice language skills (reading, listening, writing, interaction);

- planning a learning unit.    

Teaching methods

This is a face-to-face course; online teaching will be provided only if requested by the Covid-19 health emergency.

Students attend two 2-hour lessons a week, for a total amount of 36 hours.

Digital resources will be used as follows:

- Aulaweb: repository of teaching materials; information about the course and the exams; interaction with the students (“forums”); online assignements (“compiti”);

- Teams: workshops; online lessons (if necessary).

The course adopts a double approach (a frontal approach to explain the theoretical aspects and a "hands on" approach to get the students to practice the work of a language teacher). 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to describe the different contexts where Italian language is learnt and taught. It also focuses on the theories, the approaches, the methods and the exercises to learn and teach Italian as a Second Language as well as on the Common European Framework. Furthermore, the course explores how to plan and design lessons and how to assess linguistic competence.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Diadori P., cur., 2019, Insegnare italiano L2, Le Monnier Università;

  • multimedia presentations downloadable from Aulaweb;

  • further readings could be assigned ongoing.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are kindly requested to contact Ms.Molinari by e-mail to book an appointment.

Exam Board

FRANCESCA MOLINARI (President)

MANUELA MANFREDINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

This is a face-to-face course; online teaching will be provided only if requested by the Covid-19 health emergency.

Students attend two 2-hour lessons a week, for a total amount of 36 hours.

Digital resources will be used as follows:

- Aulaweb: repository of teaching materials; information about the course and the exams; interaction with the students (“forums”); online assignements (“compiti”);

- Teams: workshops; online lessons (if necessary).

The course adopts a double approach (a frontal approach to explain the theoretical aspects and a "hands on" approach to get the students to practice the work of a language teacher). 

LESSONS START

Classes will be held in the second semester (February-May 2021).

EXAMS

Exam description

Assessment consists of an oral exam. 

Before the oral exam students prepare a written work (project or essay), which is part of the assessment.

Further information will be given during classes.

Assessment methods

The course is based on ongoing and final assessment. 

For ongoing assessment students who attend lessons have to plan and present a lesson of Italian as a Second Language (individual or collaborative work) (project). Students who do not attend classes have to prepare an essay (ten pages). The subject of the essay will be defined by writing an e-mail to the teacher. Two weeks before the oral exam, students have to submit their essay via email. 

The final assessment consists on an oral exam (at least one question for each of the main themes of the course). 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame, salvo diverse indicazioni, se in presenza, si svolgerà Aula A, se a distanza su un Team dedicato. Informazioni dettagliate (nome del Team, elenco candidati, fasce orarie) saranno fornite nei giorni precedenti l'appello.
20/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame, se in presenza, si svolgerà Aula A, se a distanza su un Team dedicato. Informazioni dettagliate (nome del Team, elenco candidati, fasce orarie) saranno fornite nei giorni precedenti l'appello.