Prospectus

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Italiano L2 e metodi per l’apprendimento dell’italiano come L2

Course 2019-2020

Admission requirements

Italian for Teachers (specialized course Bachelor Italian Language and Culture) or recognized equivalent course.
A proficiency in Italian at CEFR level B2-C1 in the productive skills and in oral interaction, C1 in the other receptive skills.

Description

The last half-century in the area of language teaching have seen a proliferation of scientific studies. Research in this branch has led to clear effects on the design and the content of L2 teaching-methods; these aren't more conceived (or they should not more conceived) on pure intuitive and impressionistic criteria.
Through a detailed and in-depth analysis of L2 learning methods we will go along the nodal points in the opposite direction what induced the method author to make decisions for the constructions of the tasks and for their subsequence placement in order to identify the scientific ground.

Course objectives

This course aims at acquiring knowledge of the distinctive feature of language teaching as an operational science, of the L2 theories and of research methodology.

Upon completion of this course participants should be able

• Course objective 1: to analyze learning methods for Italian as L2;
• Course objective 2: to define the relationship between scientific theory and its application in language-teaching;
• Course objective 3: to determine the effect of the CEFR on L2 learning;
• Course objective 4: to design and to develop educational materials aimed at learning of Italian as L2;
• Course objective 5: to analyze the (inter)cultural dimension of the methods to learn Italian;
• Course objective 6: to analyze the assessment and self-assessment procedures in the methods to learn Italian;
• Course objective 7: to perform an original research based on the analysis data of learning and teaching of Italian as L2;
• Course objective 8: to write an accurate paper independently;
• Course objective 9: to discuss the outcomes of previous research in the same field critically and to use the criticism in order to review beliefs and theories;
• Course objective 10: to review operating and theoretical models in their own field of research critically;
• Course objective 11: to present the results of the own research orally and in writing according to the principles and standards of the academic communication.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load

Total course load: 280 hours (10 EC)

Attending seminars: 26 hours
Weekly homework: 26 hours
Reading: 90 hours
Research project (including writing): 138 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Course Paper 100%
    If the paper does not satisfy the standards, the student will be required to revise own work according to the teacher’s guidance.

Weighing

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

Resit: students who fail the course may resit the course paper.
Course Paper 100%
If the paper does not satisfy the standards, the student will be required to revise own work according to the teacher’s guidance.

inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:
• Course materials
• Practical information
* Information on the course and on assignments
* Notifications

Reading list

• Diadori, Pierangela (cur.) (2015). Insegnare italiano a stranieri Mondadori Education.
• Consiglio D’Europa (2002, trad. di Quartapelle Franca e Bertocchi Daniela) Quadro comune europeo di riferimento per le lingue. Apprendimento insegnamento valutazione La Nuova Italia.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof for questions.

The coordinator of studies is Else van Dijk

Remarks

Contents:

  • analysis of teaching-methods;
  • epistemology of language teaching: theoretical sciences and operational sciences;
  • L2 theories;
  • the interdisciplinary character of language teaching;
  • research methodologies in the field of language teaching;
  • relationship between theories and their implementation for the development of competences and skills;
  • consequences of the CEFR on the standardization of teaching-methods;
  • design and development of educational materials;
  • analysis and reflection about the configurations of methods with regard to the used aid (on paper versus computer-assisted);
  • explicit and implicit representation of the (inter)cultural dimension in teaching-methods;
  • test, assessment and self-assessment in teaching-methods.