20 hours/week teaching practice and work in peer with a teacher trainer + 10 hours of Tuition on Methodology (one-to-one)
The seminar has a duration of one week according to the following schedule:Teaching practice + work in peer with a teacher trainer
- 20 lessons, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm: this part of the course gives the opportunity to observe the teacher's experience with the class and the different teaching techniques, possibly at different levels.Tuition on methodology (one-to-one)
- 10 lessons, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm: this is a feedback session, which will support the teaching practice with the class. The work will be done in pairs, in groups and individually.
Further afternoon activities in the frame of the Italian Language and Culture Course are optional and highly recommended. The activities are lectures, excursions and guided tours that take place on average twice a week, for a total of about 4 hours.Course fee: € 490
Special price for one additional week: Euro 150 (teaching practice and work in peer with a teacher trainer, 20 hours + Tuition on Methodology, 4 hours + optional afternoon activities in the frame of the Italian Language and Culture Course).Breakdown of course content:
- Definition of the types of students and their communication needs, premises, expectations and motivation.
- Focus on spoken language. The development of an integrated ability: the dialogue. What Italian shall we teach?
- Construction of the syllabus: selection criteria of materials, techniques and contents in relation to the recipients.
- Use and didactic teaching of authentic materials.
- Classroom management: interaction in the classroom and communicative action.
- Grammatical structures and grammatical rationalization: the different degrees of the analysis. A grammar of the text. A grammar of the spoken language. Inductive and deductive learning, methods of research.
- Centrality of the student. Individualized learning.
- The teacher's roles. The student’s speech vs. the teacher's speech.
- Individual, pair or group work
- Listening to L2.
- The group as a resource: different skills, different interests and harmonization of the group.
- The mathetic dimension of learning and the development of strategies for the communication.
- Knowing vs. knowing how to speak
- Errors: analysis, correction, self-correction and awareness of learning.
- The socio-cultural dimension of spoken communication.
- Perceive, interpret, evaluate, talk: the use of the film.