Teaching Italian Culture Conference

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Teaching Italian Culture Conference

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Luciana Fellin, Duke University

The Department of Italian at Georgetown University together with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Culture Institute in Washington D.C. is hosting a conference titled Teaching Italian Culture. The one-day conference will take place on October 19, 2013 during Italian Language Week as part of a series of events celebrating the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. The purpose of this conference is to share innovative approaches and pedagogical strategies for teaching Italian culture at all levels of education.

Faculty, instructors, language teachers (in particular AP Italian) and graduate students in Italian studies who are experienced in teaching, creating course materials, developing curricula and incorporating culture into their language courses are encouraged to attend this event.

Topics will include:

  • using popular culture materials in content-based language instruction
  • developing new pedagogical approaches to designing and teaching courses on Italian TV, newspapers, social media
  • creating on-line materials or databases for instructional purposes
    • Integrating new technologies to help students acquire cultural proficiency
  • developing modules based on contemporary Italian writers, Italian film, television, music, sports and video

We look forward to seeing you.

The Department of Italian

Georgetown University

Please click here to preregister for this event.