Italian Language and Culture for Educators

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Italian Language and Culture for Educators

Concept by: David Baroni

Description

Are you an enterprising teacher? Are you a curious student?  This course is for you!

The Italian Language and Culture course will give you the chance to taste real Italian language and to dive into Italian culture, beyond academic versions or stereotypes.

The course 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 20 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.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Become more comfortable with teaching their courses in Italian to non-native speakers of Italian;
  • Learn techniques and new skills for teaching their academic content in Italian;
  • Become better equipped to develop and incorporate activities that involve the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) into their classrooms;
  • Learn about the local culture.

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).

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.

Head teacher of Languages Courses: Sheila Corwin

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 420€

Next courses in Florence

  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 30 December - 4 January 2020
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020

Next courses in Verona

  • 7-12 October 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 30 December - 4 January 2020
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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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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