Teaching Italian

Teaching Italian: Issues and Practices of Communicative, Inter-related Language teaching (for DML candidates, advanced graduate students and teachers)

This course is meant to be a forum and a workshop where students will be able to develop and evaluate materials and activities for the first year of Italian language instruction, with a focus on the first semester. We will examine and create the following language course components:
* Lesson planning (instructional sequencing, task design and time management in the classroom).
* Vocabulary activities. Activities for grammatical structures. Listening, reading, writing and oral communication skills. Teaching with other media. Assessments.
* We will also briefly examine some fundamental theories in FL (foreign language) pedagogy.

Requirements: Students will be responsible for readings, discussions, and development of some lesson plans. As part of their professional development, students will visit two of the Italian language classes offered at Middlebury (2 hours), and will teach two classes in certain language courses (2 hours).

Required Text:
Brandl, Klaus. Communicative Language Teaching in Action. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Articles from selected books and other material will be made available online.
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ITAL 6693

All Sections in Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6693A-L12 Lecture (Serafini)