Lectures and seminaries are given in Italian language.
Linguistics theories; Educational linguistics and analysis levels; Role of L1 in learning of L2; Pragmatics, sociolinguistics and text theory; Language, culture and identity; L1 e L2 acquisition; Bilingualism; Approaches and methods in L2 teaching.
Baldi B. e L.M. Savoia, 2018, Linguistica per insegnare. Mente, lingua e apprendimento, Zanichelli, Bologna.
Knowledge objectives: the course aims to provide the relevant knowledges on the language acquisition and second language or foreign language learning and to stimulate the reflection regarding the school as a place of personal and social education in which the language is the preferred means of communication and training. Specifically, the course aims at enhancing the formation about the link between language and its use in the identitary perspective.
Competence objectives: students have to master the concepts and notions acquired during the course.
Basic knowledges in the different fields of linguistics are an important support in order to enter into the contents of course.
Frontal lectures and seminaries.
The attendance is obligatory in at least 2/3 of the course.
Type of Assessment
Oral mode (possibly completed by a written final relation - optional). Specifically the exam will concern: 1) acquisition and learning; 2) educational linguistics - the following issues will be object of the exam: grammar and metalinguistic competence, lexicon and semantics, pragmatics, special languages; 3) approaches and methods in L2 teaching; 4) linguistic identity and the relation between language and culture. The aim is to verify the knowledge acquired in the different contents of the lectures by the students and their ability of using these notions in critical and autonomous manner. It is necessary that the student shows an adequate knowledge of each topic among the ones discussed during the lessons. In this perspective, the expressive capacities and the ability in appropriately combining theoretical models and real phenomena are considered. The final evaluation will be fixed depending on the addition of the singular exam issues.
The intercultural education is the indispensable tool for the understanding and meanings production; that is why we need the language to encourage the development of intercultural communicative competence.
Specifically, the course will deal with:
Language, intercultural education and intercultural communication
Culture, civilization, composite identity
Cultural identity and diversity
Educational linguistics: grammar and metalinguistic competence, lexicon and semantics, pragmatics, special languages
Approaches and methods in L2 teaching
Language at school: the state of art and perspectives
Linguistic competence, communicative and intercultural competence
Migration, language/culture, language loyalty
The concepts of the cultural communication: prejudice, stereotype, ethnocentrism, stigma
Linguistic representation of the identity and diversity