The course takes place during the first two weeks of July with the following title: 'Italian contexts: exploring language and culture through textual genres'.
Italian contexts: exploring language and culture through textual genres – Refresher course from 1 to 12 July 2013
The consecration of the text as the basic unit of language teaching is an unquestionabele fact these days, and it is the result of the developments in language teaching methodology also sanctioned by the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
But what is a text? First of all, we could look at it as a web, a woven plot, supported by connections and provided with a meaning, a semantic coherence and a syntactic cohesion.
A text is also, and above all, an harmonious whole of conveyed meanings, contents, cultural, social and encyclopedic references. We could look at it as a world to discover, a new land to explore - and you always prepare yourself the best you can for a journey! That’s when the motivational phase, then, comes into play and assumes all its relevance: to prepare learners to travel into the text, providing them with those cultural and linguistic tools that will make their journey easier; to activate the grammar of expectancy, stimulate curiosity, motivate the discovery.
A text, however, also comes in all its great typological variety. We have therefore designed a route that could touch some of the islands of this vast archipelago that a text is, such as the song, advertising, cinema.
The course has a two-week lenght for a total of 50 classes, including some cultural activities such as guided visits to places of particular historical and artistic interest in the city and an Italian wine tasting seminar. There is also the possibility, for those who want it, to attend just one of the two weeks of the course, as it is purposely designed in weekly independent modules.
The course has been validated and published in the Comenius-Grundtvig Training Database with the referencenumber:IT-2013-946-001
Lenght of the course
module A 2 weeks
module B first week
module C second week
module A: 50 classes, mainly in the morning
module B and C: 25 classes per module, mainly in the morning
Nuccia De Filippo is responsible for education and teacher training at 'Torre di Babele' since 1988. With Loredana Chiappini, she is the author of the handbooks “Un giorno in Italia 1” and “Un giorno in Italia 2” published by Bonacci. On behalf of the school, she also carries out refresher activities for teachers, both in Italy and abroad.
Loredana Chiappini is responsible for education and teacher training at 'Torre di Babele' since 1988. With Nuccia De Filippo, she is the author of the handbooks “Un giorno in Italia 1” and “Un giorno in Italia 2” published by Bonacci. On behalf of the school, she also carries out refresher activities for teachers, both in Italy and abroad.
Roberto Tomassetti is lecturer and trainer of teachers of Italian language for foreigners at Torre di Babele, where he works since 1994. He is DITALS qualified and has a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language at the Università per Stranieri di Siena, besides a PhD in Linguistics and Teaching Italian to Foreigners. He is also a member of the DITALS Scientific Committee - where he carries out several activities including the creation and assessment of examination tests – and he is involved in on-line education and distance-learning programs, training and refresher courses for teachers, both in Italy and abroad.
The two-week course costs 450,00 euro per person
The one-week modules costs 250,00 euro per person
Registration fee: 60,00 euro
This amount includes:
*each class = 45 minutes
· Registration fee of 60,00 euro
· Travel expenses for any of the excursions offered by the school at weekend
· Entrance tickets to museums, concerts, events, evenings at pizzerias or restaurants, etc.