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TEACHING ITALIAN AS A 2ND LANGUAGE

CODE 66869
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
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 AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the students with theoretical and practical elements related to teaching Italian as a foreign language.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview of the basic issues related to "Teaching Italian as a Second Language".

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 learning;

- describe the evolution of teaching methods;

- understand the role of Common European Framework;

- identify the principal elements of planning, design and assessment;

- analize exercises and didactic materials;

- create exercises to practise different activities (understanding, speaking,  writing);

- planning a unit.

TEACHING METHODS

This is a face to face course (36 hours) but students can use Aulaweb to get further materials to study. 

The face to face 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., 2011, Insegnare italiano a stranieri, Le Monnier, Firenze (only PART ONE: p. 2 - 319, except chapter 7); 
  • multimedia presentations downloadable from Aulaweb;
  • students who not attend classes shoul read also the SECOND PART of  Diadori P., cur., 2011.
  • further readings could be assigned ongoing.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCA MOLINARI (President)

EMANUELA COTRONEO

LORENZO COVERI

MANUELA MANFREDINI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

This is a face to face course (36 hours) but students can use Aulaweb to get further materials to study. 

The face to face 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

The classes will start during second semester (February 2018).

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Assessment consists of an oral exam. 

Before the oral exam students prepare a written work (portfolio or essay). 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The course is based on ongoing and final assessment. 

For ongoing assessment, students have to:

a) write a "portfolio" that is composed by readings and activities, related to the face to face class. 

b) plan and present a lesson of Italian as a Second Language (individual or collaborative work).

Students can choose not to do the portfolio and the presentation: in this case, they have to prepare an essay (ten pages). To decide the subject, students have to send an e-mail to the teacher. 

Two weeks before the oral exam, students have to submit their portfolio (a printed version) or their essay (a printed version). 

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
29/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà nell'aula F olo Didattico in via delle Fontane (II piano).
29/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà nell'aula F del Polo Didattico in via delle Fontane (II piano).
16/02/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà nell'aula E del Polo Didattico in via delle Fontane (II piano).
16/02/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà nell'aula E del Polo Didattico in via delle Fontane (II piano).
02/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà nell'aula 1 dell'Albergo dei Poveri a partire dalle ore 9:00. Gli studenti possono presentarsi all'inizio della propria fascia oraria, secondo le modalità indicate nell'elenco dei candidati che sarà pubblicato su Aulaweb prima dell'appello.
04/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si svolgerà in aula IV via Balbi 5.
04/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si svolgerà in aula IV via Balbi 5.
21/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si svolgerà in aula IV via Balbi 5.
14/12/2018 15:15 GENOVA Orale Appello riservato ai laureandi e alle laureande che hanno già depositato il titolo della tesi di laurea. L'esame si svolgerà nell'Aula Professori dell'Albergo dei Poveri, primo piano.
14/12/2018 15:15 GENOVA Orale Appello riservato ai laureandi e alle laureande che hanno già depositato il titolo della tesi di laurea. L'esame si svolgerà nell'Aula Professori dell'Albergo dei Poveri, primo piano.