cod. 1000166

Academic year 2015/16
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Didattica delle lingue moderne (L-LIN/02)
Linguistica, semiotica e didattica delle lingue
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

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 or another language to native and non native


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Course unit content

Italian language 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.

Full programme

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1. Mezzadri M., I nuovi ferri del mestiere, Bonacci, Roma 2015;
2. Coonan C., La lingua straniera veicolare, Utet, Torino 2012 (2 ed.)(the first seven chapters).

For students who cannot attend the classes on a regular basis, the study
of the following book is to be added:
3. Mezzadri M., Studiare in italiano, Mondadori, Milano 2011 (appendix
not to be included)

Teaching methods

Lectures; interaction with students during lectures; workshops.

Assessment methods and criteria

written and oral exam.
The written part will last 1,30 hours. Students will have to give evidence
of their knowledge acquired through the studying of a book on language
teaching methodology. The written exam will be based on a set of about 15
items of different kinds (objective and subjective). Students will be
allowed to sit for the oral exam only if they reach 18/30 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 the second (and, if required, third) book assigned.

Other information

Only students enrolled on this course (Didattica dell'italiano) as from the
year 2013-14 are expected to take also the written exam.