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Program Curriculum

This year’s SITI will offer two three-credit courses that cover matters of language, culture and pedagogy well as a module on technologies that teachers can use to enhance instruction in their school classroom

ML 550 Intensive Studies in Modern Languages: Storytellling

Forms, Functions and Techniques of Storytelling for the Italian Classroom from Simple Sketch to Complete Narrative.
This is a graduate level course taught by Profs Carmela Pesca with the cooperation of Flavia Laviosa.Prof Gustavo Mejia will be in charge of the Technology component of the course. This is a 3-credit course.

ML 550 Intensive Studies in Modern Languages: Aspects of Italian Contemporary Culture and Society

Content focuses on 5 subjects: Italian Customs, Media, Cinema, Society and Design. Online instruction integrates language knowledge, cultural understanding, and the technology needed to develop teaching materials.
This is a graduate level course taught by Prof Carmela Pesca. Prof Gustavo Mejia will be in charge of the Technology component of the course. This is a 3-credit course. Participants will have to create a practical project using what they learn in the content modules.

 

 

As always, SITI will continue to have a practical approach and participants are expected to create teaching materials that they can use in their own classrooms and share with the other SITI participants.

The faculty teaching the Summer Institute have studied best practices in on-line instruction and will have the excellent technical support of the Instructional Design and Technology Resource Center at CCSU to help us provide an outstanding educational experience.

The 3 or 6 credits of the Summer Institute for Teachers of Italian can be applied as partial fulfillment of degree requirements towards an MA in Italian.

For more information about our graduate programs, please visit page of the Graduate School:www.ccsu.edu/grad/

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