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 non native students.
Course contents summary
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. Leraning to create teaching materials for learning and teaching Italian as a first, second or foreign language will be the main goal of the second part of the course.
This course complies with D.M.616.
1 Balboni P., Le sfide di Babele, Torino, Utet 2015, or Mezzadri M., I nuovi ferri del mestiere, Torino, Bonacci, 2015 (recommended for students who did not take this exam during their first degree).
2 Mezzadri M., Studiare in italiano all'università, Bonacci, Torino 2016.
Lectures; interaction with students during lectures; workshops.
All the activities will be carried out online.
Students can follow the lessons live or watching them recorded.
The lessons will be available for 7-10 days from the day in which they are held.
In addition, specific online learning material is made available on Elly.
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.
For the creation of the teaching material it is reccomended to use the book Mezzadri M., Studiare in italiano all'università, Bonacci, Torino 2016.
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 of materials and books assigned.