Global and Intercultural Challenges
Edited By Peter Cullen and Maria Elisa Montironi
Italy often suffers from its cultural heritage. Certain themes have passed into stereotype and popular consumption, while others have been overlooked. This volume discusses teaching choices and topics on the implementation of a US study abroad business programme in Italy. The authors first have a look at business questions, then at culture through a chapter on the fashion industry. The final section focuses on methods in teaching Italian culture, language, history, and intercultural communication. This volume highlights non-traditional aspects of Italian culture, and focuses on the intercultural dimension of teaching and learning for study abroad students. The points of view found herein should promote a more contextualized and contemporary view of what studying Italy can be about.
Italian Language Teaching (Giovanna Carloni, Alessandra Gramolini, Silvia Vandini)
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Giovanna Carloni, Alessandra Gramolini, Silvia Vandini1
Italian Language Teaching
Course design: theoretical framework
Planning language courses implies devising syllabi grounded in second language acquisition (SLA) theories and language pedagogy. Course design also entails creating activities that cater to students’ needs and individual learner differences, which are likely to affect students’ instructional task performance. In this light, the present work analyzes the theoretical framework adopted and the teaching practices implemented in the Italian language courses provided by Lingua Ideale, a university spinoff, to US students from Villanova University attending the specialization course “Business Culture in the Italian Context” at the University of Urbino, Italy.
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