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)
4 For students who cannot attend the classes on a regular basis, the study
of the following book is to be added: Chini M. e Bosisio C. (a cura di), Fondamenti di Glottodidattica, Roma,Carocci 2014.
Lectures; interaction with students during lectures; workshops.
Assessment methods and criteria
oral exam and written work.
Students will first have to create a teaching material designed for the teaching of a language to foreign learners. The material will count for 20% of the total mark. Students will be allowed to sit for the oral exam regardless of the performance in the written part. The oral exam will be based on a discussion about the written part and of topics dealt with during the classes and through the study materials and books assigned.