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Dates: July 29 – August 2, 2024
Location: Genova

While the intermediate language course should be the gateway to upper level literature and culture courses, students often end their study of Italian here. If you want to avoid this common phenomenon and have better success in the intermediate level, this is the course for you.

The challenges teachers face include making review of grammatical points relevant, disparity in levels of preparation among students, introducing or reinforcing more difficult grammar points and selecting appropriate cultural texts which require different treatment than in an introductory course.

This is a one-week intensive class with 24 hours of instruction, divided into 20 hours of lesson and 4 hours of workshop. Morning lessons (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) are complemented by two afternoon workshops; a package of dinners and excursions is included in the course fee, while leaving free time for participants to explore local sites of interest.

Topics include

  • A review of upper level and challenging Italian grammar points with special attention on how to facilitate the assimilation of advanced structures
  • Choosing appropriate authentic texts with a sample selection
  • Inspiring students to continue their study of Italian
  • Teacher benessere: tips for taking care of yourself, so you can give maximum performance

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

For 1.0 graduate credit 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
  • Teachers who would like to incorporate a greater cultural component in their lesson plans

Teaching Staff

Suzanne Branciforte
With degrees from Harvard and UCLA, she has been teaching Italian to foreigners for the past 25 years. Author of the well-known text Parliamo italiano! (5th edition with Vista Higher Learning), 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.

Costs: € 980.00 VAT included

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