DITALS Course preparation
The course, which is monitored by the University for Foreigners of Siena, is aimed at aspiring teachers of Italian as a second language and Italian as a Foreign Language (L2/LS). It consists of a series of modules that are intended to provide a solid theoretical and practical basis not only for the exam Ditals (levels I and II) but also for classroom practice.
Schedule and duration
Modules, the total duration of 30 hours divided in 2 weekends+1 Saturday, from 10am to 5pm (1 hour lunch break), will be divided into:
Theoretical aspects: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; approaches, methods and models, teaching techniques for language learning, the analysis of learning materials, construction of the teaching, Intercultural, teaching in mixed classes , group dynamics, language teaching techniques and strategies in relation to the type of recipients, the role of the teacher, the management of the body in the classroom’s space.
Practical aspects: (guided exercises / simulations) overview and analysis of teaching materials; Didactics of the text, design and creation of educational materials, laboratory body.
Prerequisites for access to DITALS course
To access the Training Course DITALS it is necessary to possess a Bachelor degree. For non-native speakers of Italian it is also required to have knowledge of the Italian language at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Cost: 600€ + 60hrs of teaching or 60hrs of internship (free of charge).
The course is recognised by the University for Foreigners of Siena; the School is DITALS Test Center.