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CODE 66869
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces to the key theoretical elements related to teaching Italian as a foreign language and develops key foreign language teaching skills.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students will learn how to describe key theoretical elements related to teaching Italian as a foreign language. This course also includes a practical part aiming to develop students’ practical teaching skills.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to enable students to learn to describe:

- the different Italian language acquisition contexts;

- the different learner types;

- the role of variation in language acquisition;

- the main theories of language acquisition and the evolution of teaching methods;

- the Council of Europe language policy;

The course also aims to enable students to learn to:

- assess teaching materials;

- identify and implement language teaching techniques;

- create exercises and activities to practice language skills;

- plan a learning unit;

- understand the key elements of testing and evaluation.         

TEACHING METHODS

The course is made up of weekly lectures (3 hours a week). Attendance is not compulsory but recommended, especially for the practical part.

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 skills required by language teaching. 

AulaWeb will be used, as well as a repository of teaching materials, to:

- provide information about the course and the exams (“annunci”);

- interact with the students (“forum”);

- give online assignements (“compiti”).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to describe the different Italian language acquisition contexts and learner types, as well as the role of variation in learning foreign languages and the main language teaching theories, approaches, methods and techniques.

The course focuses on how to plan and design lessons and how to assess linguistic competence.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students will study on the slides presented during lessons and available on AulaWeb.

For further reading: Diadori P., cur., Insegnare italiano L2, Le Monnier Università, 2022 (2019).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes will be held in the second semester from 13/02/2023  to 12/05/2023:

  • Monday 17-19 Aula E Polo Didattico
  • Friday 16-17 Aula 11 Albergo dei Poveri.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The course is assessed through:

  • a written work (project or essay)
  • an oral exam. 

The project consists in a Learning unit prepared during the course (attenders).

The essay is a 10-page report on a topic chosen by the students among those discussed during the course (non –attenders) and defined with the Professor. Two weeks before the oral exam, non-attenders will submit their essay via email. 

On AulaWeb students will find supporting materials to help them in the preparation of the written papers.

The oral exam for attenders and non-attenders is the same and it will consists in at least one question for each of the following areas:

  • the different Italian language learning/teaching contexts
  • the different learner types
  • the main acquisition theories and foreign language teaching approaches and methods
  • foreign language teaching techniques and lesson planning
  • linguistic testing and assessment
  • the Council of Europe linguistic policy

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written work and the oral exam assessment will be based on rubrics with explicit criteria available on AulaWeb.

FURTHER INFORMATION

EXAM SCHEDULE

Summer Examination Session:

  1. 6/06/2023 14:00-19:00 AULA 1 Albergo dei Poveri
  2. 5/07/2023 8:00-14:00 AULA 1 Albergo dei Poveri

Autumn Examination Session:

  1. 5/09/2023 8:00-14:00 AULA 15 Albergo dei Poveri
  2. 25/09/2023 14:00-19:00 AULA 18 Albergo dei Poveri

Please be reminded to check the section “Annunci” on Aulaweb a few days before the exam for the list of the candidates and time slots.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Special needs students should contact the Professor at the beginning of the course.

 

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