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Italian Language and Culture for Teachers and Learners

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Concept by: David Baroni

Description

Are you an enterprising teacher? Are you a curious student? This course in Italian Language and Culture is for you! It will give you the chance to taste real Italian language, and to dive into Italian culture, beyond academic versions or stereotypes. Moreover, it will bring a gust of fresh air in your profession: by stepping into a student’s shoes, you will observe new methods and critically reassess your professional attitudes.

You will have the opportunity to attend language courses and seminars about Italian culture. The former include 40 hours morning sessions tailored to your language competences and needs: you can start your exploration with us if you are a beginner or you can dig deeper into the most problematic and interesting issues if your level is advanced. In the afternoon, you will take part in cultural activities, guided tours and excursions about Italian Culture.

By the end of this course, you will have expanded your knowledge about Italian language and culture by observing and absorbing authentic communication practices directly on the spot, supported by local professional tutors. Your school-kit will be enriched with new tools to teach: you will be able to reflect on your profession in a more critical, productive and enthusiastic way, to compare different learning and teaching practices and to choose the one that best fits your inclinations.

Extra-curricular Activities

This course includes these activities:

  • 3 City Guided Tours
  • 1 Cooking Class
  • 1-day Excursion in Tuscany (course in Florence) or in Veneto (course in Verona).

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Improve their fluency and accuracy in Italian;
  • Become more comfortable with teaching in Italian to non-native Italian speakers;
  • Learn about the Italian culture;
  • Acquire direct experience of learning activities that involve the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) into their classrooms.

Tentative shedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction & Setting goals

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Setting goals

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Day 2 – Improving your Italian language skills

Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 3 – Continued

Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 4 – Continued

Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 5 – Refining your Italian language skills & Course closure

Refining your Italian language skills

Italian grammar and conversation.

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion.
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.

Day 6 – Excursion

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.

Specifics

  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Platform: Participants will enjoy free access to our e-learning platform.
  • Price: 420 €

Next courses in Florence

  • 2-7 Nov 2020
  • 16-21 Nov 2020
  • 7-12 Dec 2020
  • 4-9 Jan 2021
  • 18-23 Jan 2021
  • 1-6 Feb 2021
  • 15-20 Feb 2021
  • 1-6 Mar 2021
  • 15-20 Mar 2021
  • 5-10 Apr 2021
  • 19-24 Apr 2021

Next courses in Verona

  • 23-28 Nov 2020
  • 28 Dec - 2 Jan 2021
  • 25-30 Jan 2021
  • 22-27 Feb 2021
  • 22-27 Mar 2021
  • 26 Apr - 1 May 2021
  • 24-29 May 2021
  • 28 Jun - 3 Jul 2021
  • 26-31 Jul 2021
  • 23-28 Aug 2021
  • 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2021
  • 25-30 Oct 2021

Reviews about this course

Il corso è stato stimolante sia dal punto di vista didattico che umano. L’insegnante si è rivelato molto disponibile a chiarimenti di ogni tipo. In sintesi, ho trovato quest’esperienza utile per la mia crescita personale.

Petra V.

Germany

Very well managed language school with experienced professionals and a warm, lovely atmosphere. Cultural program very varied and interesting with excellent guides and easy to follow with basic Italian. It was a very rewarding personal, cultural and personal experience.

Rita F-L

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