SITS Italian

Modern Languages


Summer Institute for Teachers of Italian

Held from July 2nd to August 5th, 2018, the Summer Institute for Teachers of Italian (SITI) is a study program specifically designed for current and prospective teachers of Italian. It gives teachers the opportunity to re-energize their classes with new ideas while earning graduate credits.

The SITI provides graduate and advanced students of Italian with intensive language practice and in-depth study of aspects of the Italian culture and society. A technology component helps participants to develop their computer and internet skills. 

In the Summer of 2018, this course is offered entirely online. 

Three graduate credits may be applied towards the M.A. in Modern Languages with specialization in Italian at Central Connecticut State University. They may also count towards the fulfillment of teacher preparation requirements, or be transferred to other graduate programs (participants will have to inquire with the institutions transferring or accepting the credits). 

Participants are expected to have at least an intermediate-high/advanced-low command of Italian. They should be able to use the language for sustained periods of time on a variety of topics.

All sessions having linguistic and cultural contents are conducted in Italian. All readings and authentic materials used are in Italian. The technology component of the program is conducted in English. 

ML 550 Intensive Studies in Modern Languages is a course offered exclusively as part of the Summer Institutes for Language Teachers, an intensive graduate program for teachers. Instruction integrates language knowledge, cultural understanding, methodology and technology for the language classroom.

A limited number of scholarship is available.

For more information, contact Dr. Carmela Pesca at