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.
Knowledge and understanding:
students will develop knowledge and comprehension competence in the field of educational linguistics thanks to the use of different sources (manuals, books and scientific articles, lectures, online learning objects etc.) regarding fundamental topics and advanced research in the field of educational linguistics with a specific focus on issues related to Italian language teaching.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
students will be able to apply knowledge and comprehension skills useful for specific training of perspective L2 and L1 language teachers, as well as for other professional profiles related to the field of school and academic publishing and computer assisted language teaching. In particular, students will develop skills needed both to create and support argumentation and to solve problems in the field of educational linguistics. Moreover, students will apply their knowledge and understanding to teaching material design for subjects taught through an L2.
students will be able to collect and interpret data to determine autonomous judgements in in the field of educational linguistics, including cross-cultural and interdisciplinary thinking on cultural and intercultural, scientific and ethical topics connected to the judgements expressed.
thanks to the specific focus on communication competences and in particular on the development and use of mediation skills, students will be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
thanks to the general scaffolding of the course which focuses on processes related to language learning and teaching in a social context, students will further develop learning skills useful to carry out advanced studies in educational linguistics and more generally speaking as learners in the third cycle or in lifelong learning education.