Teaching Italian as a Second Language
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course students will have acquired knowledge related to the acquisition of a language, in particular of Italian as a first or second language and competences on teaching Italian to native and in particular to non-native students.
Course contents summary
Italian L2 acquisition and teaching.
The first part of the course is dedicated to the exploration of the mechanisms which rule language acquisition.
The second part deals with language teaching processes.
1 Balboni P., Le sfide di Babele, Torino, Utet 2012.
2 Mezzadri M., Studiare in italiano, Milano, Mondadori. (Appendix not to be included)
3 Mezzadri M., Italiano L2: progetti per il territorio, Uninova, Parma 2008. (Chapter 4 only, as a basis for the creation of the teaching material required)
Lectures; interaction with students during lectures; workshops.
Assessment methods and criteria
oral exam and written work