cod. 1005168

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Didattica delle lingue moderne (L-LIN/02)
Filologia, linguistica generale e applicata
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
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 to native and non native students.


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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. Mezzadri M., Studiare in italiano all'università, Bonacci, Torino 2016.
For students who cannot attend the classes on a regular basis, the study
of the following book is to be added:3.Balboni P., Italiano lingua materna,
Utet, Torino 2006.

Teaching methods

Lectures; interaction with students during lectures; workshops, further work and interaction online.
The course will also be offered in a blended way on the distance learning platform called Elly.

Assessment methods and criteria

written and oral exam.
The written part will last one hour and thirty minutes. Students will have to give evidence
of their knowledge acquired through the studying of a book on language
teaching methodology: I nuovi ferri del mestiere (see the list of recommended readings). 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
of other materials assigned during the classes and the second book included in the list of recommended readings.
Students who cannot attend the classes regularly will have to refer to the list of recommended readings.

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.

As from January 2017, the written exam is based only on the book I nuovi ferri del mestiere (see the list of recommended readings).