Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
-use the current curriculum for teaching the italian language,
-make suggestions for alternative material(as far as the use of images is concerned) for textbooks already on the market, with the aim of creating teaching material with emphasis on Itallianess,
-give instructions for the use of his material, describing the profile of the potential user for whom he/she produced this material (lesson planning)
-produce complementary material to improve the cultural skills of the students.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe course is structured in 3 axes regarding:
A) Handling key concepts-modules which students will have to face as future language teachers (learning materials, lesson planning, culture, visual literacy, certification of proficiency) and
B) The analysis of learning materials (language and image) to investigate the way in which language and image transmit messages
C) Production of learning material (PORTFOLIO)
Through images we are commenting the Italian reality.
We can make suggestions to change the existing images in textbooks.
Comments on Italian reality through images of textbooks and recommendations change.
Specifically the students have to give:
• Information for the textbooks
• The Structure and presentation of the material units regarding the presentation of culture,
• Where we have culture in the images and texts,
• The Relation between image and text
• Grammatical phenomenon
• Activities relating to culture,
• General Comments for the images and changing proposals.
• Relation between culture and grammar.
The course is offered from the 5th semester onwards, focusing mainly on 7th semester students, as successful student response to it requires successful completion of courses such as research methodology and pedagogical and school practices.Through this course, students first come to terms with the use of curricula for teaching Italian and, on the basis of it, attempt to design a language course using elements of the Italian culture and then present it to their classmates. In other words they have to act as active teachers of the Italian language to the extent this is possible.