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Teaching Strategies for Italian Language Instruction

The Department of Italian at Rutgers University offers three fully online professional development courses for teachers of Italian. These highly interactive and engaging courses equip teachers with dynamic and effective ways to introduce students to the richness of the Italian experience through current events, food, and culture. These topics allow teachers to better prepare their students for the AP exam/college courses, while simultaneously earning professional development hours (4 hours per module). Since they are conducted online, teachers will not be required to attend class sessions during specific time slots.

 

  • Modules can be taken in any sequence.
  • A certificate is awarded by the Department of Italian for completion of ALL three modules.
  • The tuition for each module is $250.
  • Discounts are given for registering for multiple modules simultaneouslyCall 848-932-7016 for discount details.
    • Register for all three modules for $600.
    • Register for two modules for $450.

 

Modules

Teaching Italian through Food

What better way to engage students with Italian than through the tastes of Italy? This course demonstrates effective practices for teaching Italian language through an investigation of the history and the enormous variety of Italian cuisine.
Monday, June 12, 2017 - Monday, July 3, 2017
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Teaching Italian through Culture

With a heritage that reaches from ancient Rome all the way through the couture of Milan, Italian culture offers rich opportunities for engagement with language learners. This course demonstrates effective practices to teach Italian language through an investigation of Italian culture, and in particular through popular songs and music.
Friday, July 7, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
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Teaching Italian through Current Events

As a member of the EU and focal point of international dynamics, Italy is at the center of the world today. The course demonstrates effective practices for teaching Italian language through conversations and readings that concern current trends and issues in and around Italy.
Content will change for each offering to reflect current events, so this module can be taken more than once.
Monday, July 31, 2017 - Monday, August 21, 2017
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About Your Instructor

Dr. Carmela Scala is Director of the Italian Language Program at Rutgers University and a native of Naples, Italy. Her research interests include language pedagogy, Baroque and early modern literature, folklore and fairytales, and literature and the arts (including painting/theater/cinema). She is the author of two books, New Trends in Italian Cinema: New-Neorealism (2013) and Fairy Tales: a world between the imaginary and popular traditions (forthcoming). She has been a member of the Italian faculty at Rutgers since 2014, and previously taught at St. John’s University in New York, where she was honored three times as a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award.

 

Contact Us

The Language Center

Rutgers University
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901

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Phone: 848-932-7373
Fax: 732-932-1556
Email:  wli@langlab.rutgers.edu