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Methods of Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language

May 21, 2020

July 13 – 24: Professor Suzanne Branciforte, author of Parliamo italiano!, shares her expertise and pointers while trouble-shooting the most common classroom dilemmas in her two-week virtual professional development course; it’s an ideal way to get up to speed on techniques, methods and cultural materials!

This course is designed to present an effective method for teachers of Italian Language and Culture. Based on Suzanne Branciforte’s culture-based, communicative approach, the techniques presented will facilitate lesson plan preparation and enable instructors to have more fun while covering more ground effectively. Teachers of language and culture have an enormous responsibility and a daunting task; participants in this course will find they take home practical, useful tools to implement in their daily teaching life.

This 2-week, 50-hour course is divided into 40 hours of lessons and 10 hours of hands-on workshop.

Themes treated include

  • A review of Italian grammar with special attention to effective presentation
  • Lexical fields, including an update for expressions and current usage
  • How to teach culture, and which culture to teach
  • Class management
  • Evaluating the five skills

Upon successful completion of the course, Study in Italy will issue a certificate.

For 3.0 graduate credits from Framingham State University, participants may pay for and obtain an official transcript.

Who can sign up for this course?

  • Teachers of Italian LS/L2, both in Italy and abroad
  • Teachers who would like to improve, update and perfect their teaching methods and techniques
  • Those who wish to prepare for the DITALS teaching certificate

Application Information

Costs: € 1,250.00 VAT included
For participation in only 1 of the 2 weeks: € 726.00 VAT included

Payment Information

Suzanne Branciforte has degrees from Harvard and UCLA and has been teaching Italian to foreigners for the past 25 years. Author of the well-known text Parliamo italiano! (5th edition with Wiley& Sons), as well as Sì, lo so!, a manual for learning Italian designed for use at the middle school level, Branciforte teaches the methods of teaching Italian to foreigners at the University of Genoa.