Courses for Italian teachers

Language, cultural and educational refresher course for Italian teachers

Courses for Italian teachers

Refresh courses for Italian language teachers

The courses for Italian teachers are for those who teach Italian as foreign language abroad. If you are an Italian teacher abroad you can receive a scholarship. The training and refresh courses for Italian teachers can be funded by the European Erasmus-plus Program. Ask for information to your school.

You can find our courses in the Erasmus-plus Database with the following PIC number: 932395914

Course Objectives

The training and refresh courses for Italian teachers  are delivered as a single module consisting of language, culture and didactics components. The student will become familiar with all the registers of the Italian language (formal, informal, familiar, slang) to cope with complex situations of communication both in writing and in oral settings.
The aim is to achieve fluency and accuracy in Italian language. The student at the end of this course will acquire a solid linguistic and metalinguistic competence (that is, awareness of the rules of grammar and style of Italian).
Language instruction is not separated from the culture, as all topics included in the language program have a cultural objective will be included.

Important prerequisites

The refresh courses for Italian language teachers takes into account needs, interests and characteristics of the participants, and therefore, it may be subject to changes and additions according to the students’ suggestions. The teachers are open and willing to consider any proposed ideas for inclusion or improvement.

The Italian teachers training is aimed at:

  • Italian language teachers abroad;
  • Italian language teachers for foreigners in Italy;
  • To the future teachers of Italian as a foreign language who want to acquire the methodology and contents to outline programs to propose to their students;
  • To all those who have the opportunity to get  refresher course funded by the Erasmus-plus Program

Course structure

The course for Italian teachers will consist of the following contents:

DIDACTICS COMPONENT

The didactic section aims to a confrontation of the participants on the different methodologies used in their classrooms, on the teaching contents, on the possible problems occurring in a classroom where Italian is taught.

LANGUAGE COMPONENT

The course for Italian language teachers is created with the purpose  to study the morphology, syntax and aspects of complex phrases, vocabulary, and style of the Italian language, in order to provide the students with the means to express themselves in an elevated register. Fundamental assumptiont is that the language is a living, flexible instrument and as such constantly evolving.

CULTURAL COMPONENT

“Culture, language, society and territory.” This section aims to provide students with a cultural and updated overview of relevant aspects of the social and cultural reality of Italy.
Most of the topics concern Italian culture and society, art, cinema and literature. The program is open to any suggestions by the students on other cultural issues.

The course for Italian teachers requires a number of weeks chosen by the candidate for a total of 25 hours per week; contents, periods and duration can be determined according to needs.

 

Starting dates 2020: 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 3rd August, 31st August
Contact us for different dates.
Duration: 2 weeks (on request it can be reserved also 1 week)
Lessons: 25 lessons/week
Prices

 

OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE

I took two courses to take the DITALS I and II exams and giving a positive judgment would be too reductive.
Everything was perfect, from the structure to the quality of the services and teaching, which is what matters most. One has the impression of starting to be part of a second family, in which you will surely be welcome. You have the opportunity to express yourself without hesitation, to clarify doubts and exchange opinions not only with the class but also with the whole world you will meet. It is from this that you learn most of the topics. Cooperation is the winning weapon and putting it into practice guarantees satisfaction and awareness. Obviously, all this is thanks to an excellent teacher: Barbara! She knows how to teach like no one in the world: she knows how to make meaningful experiences from a cultural and social point of view and you will learn almost unconsciously and effortlessly, making yourself aware of the fact that “you can”!
I would return to the Porta d’Oriente school whenever there are interesting courses and I would take the opportunity to relive moments of harmony and serenity with a wonderful staff.

Maria R.

Dear Barbara,
I went back to Toulouse, the holidays are over and it’s time to think about work. Everything starts again.
I was very satisfied with my stay in Otranto, your course was really interesting, rich and allowed me to learn a lot about culture, the origins of the city and also how to do lessons in a different and exciting way.
Thanks for the literary suggestions, for the material used and that you sent me. I will use it in my advanced courses and I am sure it will be highly appreciated.
I have already thought of lessons to introduce this beautiful region which is Puglia, its culinary habits, its past. As I mentioned, it is my intention to organize a trip with a group of students next year.
I will contact you in time, we will try to organize something with the help of your school.
Without any doubt I will make you a great publicity, both with my students and with my colleagues.

Paola V.

I hope everything is fine with you. I think a lot about the beautiful month spent by you. I really enjoyed my time in Otranto and in your school. I had fun and learned a lot, both linguistically and from the culture of the South. I hope to be able to return soon. With best wishes to all of you.

Maya G.

Dear Barbara,
I just finished writing the scholarship report and it made me rethink so much about the two weeks I spent in Otranto. It was a really wonderful experience for me and I also let the Flemish commission of the Socrates program know about it. I hope your school will be included in their database now and so maybe you could welcome many other Flemish students to Otranto.
How are you doing now in the period – I imagine – the busiest of the year for school? How many students are asking for your attention?
If you have the time, could you email me the texts on Tarantism you told me about, and also your notes on the Palio di Siena? Tomorrow I want to record the broadcast of the race from RAI 1. These are two topics that I would also like to integrate into my courses.
Say hello to Angelo and the other teachers. And enjoy your work!
Many greetings,

Eva G.

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