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Professor
GIULIA ISABELLA GROSSO (Tit.)
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[32/15]  MODERN EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES [15/10 - Ord. 2015]  LINGUE, LETTERATURE E CULTURE 6 30

Objectives

a) Knowledge and understanding: Attendance at the course will enable students to acquire and consolidate their knowledge in the field of language teaching and in particular: language acquisition and learning: theoretical approaches to L2 acquisition, stages of development of L2
- language levels and L2/LS didactics;
- instructional design: from the programme to the curriculum;
- teaching approaches, methods and techniques;
- technologies for language education;
- evaluation of competences;
- language teacher training.

b) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
the student will be able to: recognise the main characteristics of glottodidactic approaches and compare them; understand which aspects are specific and which are common to all existing approaches and methods for language teaching; independently compare different approaches, methods and didactic materials; recognise the different types of learners and the characteristics of their motivations for studying. Starting from the theoretical framework of reference on L2/LS didactics, students will learn to conceive and propose didactics based on the analysis of specific cases (analysis of the domains and contexts of use of L2/LS, analysis of manuals and teaching materials, production of teaching materials);

c) Autonomy of judgement: the case studies presented will serve both to provide examples of the theories illustrated and to foster the students' ability to judge and reflect autonomously on materials and tools for teaching modern languages. Students will therefore be able to
- implement educational planning according to different learner profiles and teaching contexts;
- trace common denominators in different types of teaching materials and be able to judge their suitability or inadequacy for the intended audience and their coherence with the theoretical principles on which they are based;
- reflecting on the nature of the didactic procedures triggered by different didactic materials;

d) Communication skills:
Students will develop the ability to:
- use the specific vocabulary of the subject correctly
- to converse with the teacher, in groups and in pairs during the seminars, the proposed exercises and the realisation of the final thesis;
- draw up work reports on the creation of teaching materials;
- adequately communicate the results of their work during seminars/participatory lessons organised by the teacher.

e) Learning skills: Students will learn to:
- identify quality training opportunities (seminars, webinars, conferences) within the discipline;
- delve into and search different bibliographic sources for literature, both in Italian and in foreign languages, on the didactics of foreign/second languages, good practices in didactic contexts.

Prerequisites

Nil.

Contents

The course aims to provide the foundations for the development of didactic awareness in the field of language teaching, covering the following topics:
- modern language teaching today: principles of educational linguistics and language education;
- language acquisition and learning: theoretical approaches to L1 acquisition and L2 learning, developmental stages of learning varieties (L1 and L2);
- language levels and didactics of L2/LS;
- instructional design;
- teaching approaches, methods and techniques;
- technologies for language education;
- evaluation of competences;
- language teacher training.

Teaching Methods

During the course, the following will be offered
- lectures;
- seminars and participative lessons;
- practical activities and individual and paired/group exercises, e.g. analysis of manuals, analysis of oral and written productions of L2/LS learners, design of teaching materials for various types of contexts and audiences, teaching of authentic materials.
In this way, the theoretical concepts introduced in the first part of the course will be taken up and in the light of these, collaborative activities of analysis and reflection will be proposed.

Verification of learning

The student's assessment includes:
- a practical test (e.g. drafting of a teaching unit/didactics of materials for specific learner profiles/analysis of teaching manuals)
- an oral test in which theoretical questions are proposed on the contents covered during the course (i.e.: modern language teaching today: principles of educational linguistics and language education; language acquisition and learning: theoretical approaches to L1 acquisition and L2 learning, developmental stages of learning varieties (L1 and L2); language levels and teaching of L2/LS; educational design; teaching approaches, methods and techniques; technologies for language education; assessment of skills; language teacher training).
The teacher will ask questions of a theoretical and practical nature from the practical test.

The student must demonstrate that he/she:
- knows the contents indicated at a theoretical-descriptive level;
- relates and be able to apply them to concrete cases (learner profiles and contexts), also using examples;
- knows how to apply the knowledge of glottodidactics through the practical test.
The exam is marked in thirtieths.
The students' active participation in the lessons, in the exercises and in the work carried out individually and in groups during the course will be assessed.
In the assessment of the examination, the determination of the final grade takes into account the following elements:
1. adequate/good/excellent knowledge of the contents at a theoretical descriptive level;
2. adequate/good/excellent ability to be able to apply the contents through the practical test;
3. adequate/good/excellent commitment to individual work;
4. adequate/good/excellent command of the vocabulary of the discipline.

Satisfaction of aspects 1 and 2 at the appropriate level is a necessary condition for achieving a mark of 18/30.
Grades above 18/30 will be awarded to students whose papers meet all four aspects listed above.

Texts

Chini M. Bosisio C., (2014), Fondamenti di glottodidattica, Roma, Carocci
Cortés Velasquez D., Faone S., Nuzzo E. (2017), Analizzare i manuali per l'insegnamento delle lingue. Strumenti per una glottodidattica applicata. Italiano LinguaDue, n. 2. 2017, pp. 1-74 https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/promoitals/article/view/9871
A. Villarini, Didattica delle lingue straniere, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2021. (cap. VIII).
Additional materials will be given during the lessons.

More Information

Non-attending students: please contact giulia.grosso@unica.it to agree on the program.

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