‘The Future of Italian Teaching': a new publication edited by Professor Catherine Ramsey-Portolano
‘The Future of Italian Teaching: Media, New Technologies and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’ Editor: Catherine Ramsey-Portolano
This volume of essays, the product of a 2-day conference held at The American University of Rome in October 2012, brings together innovative and creative approaches to teaching Italian language, literature, culture and the arts. Featuring the perspectives of Italian professors teaching within a range of geographical contexts, from Europe (with a focus on Italy) to the UK and the USA, the essays also address a range of academic and social contexts, from university, study abroad and ERASMUS settings to the teaching of immigrants and refugees. The diversity of perspectives presented in these essays lends significant depth to the volume, making it of interest to Italian teachers in various geographical and teaching environments. The essays in the volume not only emphasize the importance of foreign language acquisition, but also propose an understanding of language as a tool for plurilingual citizens of today’s global society to achieve social mobility and cohesion.
The present volume offers an updated contribution to the field of teaching Italian as a foreign language, with suggestions on how to incorporate the latest trends in the field, such as social networks and media, into one’s teaching. Furthermore, by addressing the use of technology not only in language teaching, but also in the arts and culture, this volume represents an invaluable contribution to the field within the new digital humanities age.
Why buy this book?
- Innovative and creative approaches to teaching Italian language, literature, culture and the arts
- Essays offer practical, innovative and useful suggestions for today’s foreign language teacher
- Of interest to teachers in various geographical and teaching contexts
What others are saying about the book
Prof. Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA) says “Visionary in approach, groundbreaking in its post-method philosophy of teaching, this volume makes a significant contribution to the Italian teaching profession. It is unique and innovative for its broad, open, inclusive, and global definition of what constitutes Italian teaching today, covering multiple interrelated areas and encompassing a complex spectrum of critical educational aspects”
Table of contents
Part One: Italian Language Teaching with Media, Social Networks and New Technologies
- Foreword By Catherine Ramsey-Portolano
- Chapter One L’italiano online: pubblici, percorsi e prospettive by Donatella Troncarelli and Matteo La Grassa
- Chapter Two Il ruolo del docente di lingue straniere – tra nuove tecnologie e tradizione by Baiba Bankava and Iveta Jonina
- Chapter Three CLIL and New Technologies in Higher Education by Giovanna Carloni
- Chapter Four Captioning and Revoicing of Clips in Foreign Language Learning- Using Clipfair for Teaching Italian in Online Learning Environments by Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin and Jennifer Lertol
- Chapter Five Come esercitare la narrazione in lingua italiana per stranieri? Una proposta: “Racconto L2.0” by Alessandra Giglio
- Chapter Six www.italianoAscuola.at: Piattaforma concepita come punto d’incontro fra formazione universitaria di insegnanti di italiano e pratica quotidiana nelle scuole by Michaela Rückl
- Chapter Seven Didattica con i corpora orali di Italiano L2 by Nevena Ceković and Dragana Radojević
- Chapter Eight Italiano e informatica, insieme integrati, per l’integrazione di immigrati e rifugiati by Manuela Lo Prejato
Part Two:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Italian Language, Literature, Culture and the Arts
- Chapter 9 + ARTI = ITALIANO L2. Percorso di apprendimento della lingua italiana2 attraverso il Teatro, l’Architettura, la Pittura e la Scultura by Maria Antonietta Diana
- Chapter 10 CLIL: definizione, linee di sviluppo e realizzazione by Graziano Serragiotto
- Chapter 11 Cracking the Code: What Leonardo Can Show Us about Teaching Art History in Today’s Study Abroad Setting by Sharon Hecker
- Chapter 12 C’era una volta … come adesso. Come aggiornare e tecnologizzare i corsi avanzati di lingua, di introduzione alla letteratura o tematici di letteratura by Annalisa Mosca
- Chapter 13 L’uso della musica nella classe d’italiano LS by Mario Pace
- Chapter 14 L’italiano attraverso la musica: un esempio di syllabus e di metodo in università americane by Valentina Dorato
- Conclusion Beyond the Horizon: New Topics in Italian as a Foreign Language by Paolo Balboni
How to purchase your copy
Go to www.cambridgescholars.com/the-future-of-italian-teaching
Price: GBP 47.99
Catherine Ramsey-Portolano received her PhD in Italian Literature from the University of Chicago, and is currently Associate Professor and Program Director of Italian Studies at The American University of Rome in Rome, Italy, where she teaches a range of courses, from all levels of Italian language to Italian literature and culture courses. Her principal areas of research are gender studies, 19th and 20th century Italian women writers, and Italian film, particularly from the early and fascist periods.