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Paese Di Accoglienza: Il Successo Di Un Modello Innovativo Di Accoglienza Dei Richiedenti Asilo In Italia, Isabela Arena Secanechia Apr 2017

Paese Di Accoglienza: Il Successo Di Un Modello Innovativo Di Accoglienza Dei Richiedenti Asilo In Italia, Isabela Arena Secanechia

Senior Capstone Theses

This work discusses Italy's migrant reception system including its flaws and their effects. Furthermore, this work explores an alternative, sustainable model of migrant reception created in Riace, Calabria, that has been successful in varying towns across Italy. Ultimately, this work argues that this system, which is beneficial to both Italians and incoming migrants — specifically asylum seekers — can and should be implemented nationally to counter the current flawed system.


Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri Sep 2015

Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri

Publications and Research

This study analyzes data collected from Italian language online classes during the course of four consecutive semesters at Bronx Community College in order to measure the impact that distance learning has on students’ retention and success rates in elementary courses. The results reveal that reconfiguring the online meetings to a lower percentage and implementing social pedagogies reduce course abandonment and favor the creation of strong learning communities. Furthermore, the data relative to the grade distribution shows no substantial difference between online courses and face-to-face instruction.


Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2011

Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi

Conference Papers

This paper describes the author’s experience with a pilot course of Italian in SL®2. The course is part of a PhD research on Exploring the potential of virtual worlds to promote Intercultural Awareness in students learning Italian as a Foreign Language. In the paper the author will justify her choice of virtual worlds for the development of language competence and Intercultural Awareness and will present some results of her activity theoretical analysis of the data. Problematic areas and potential moments for the development of Intercultural Awareness were highlighted during the analysis.


Grammamia!: Esercizi E Giochi Per Imparare Il Lessico: Chapter Eight, Tiziana Chiappelli, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2005

Grammamia!: Esercizi E Giochi Per Imparare Il Lessico: Chapter Eight, Tiziana Chiappelli, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

GrammaMia! è una grammatica italiana con esercizi rivolta a studenti stranieri dagli 11 ai 14 anni. Il testo costituisce un primo contatto con la grammatica italiana. Attraverso schede chiare ed essenziali, vengono spiegate tutte le principali regole della lingua. A ciò vanno aggiunti moltissimi esercizi, quiz, giochi, che consentono di esercitarsi nell’italiano e di ricavare al contempo informazioni sulla vita, la società, la cultura, la geografia e la storia italiana. Particolare attenzione è stata rivolta agli ambiti lessicali più frequentati dai giovani, fornendo quindi agli studenti strumenti non solo linguistici ma anche comunicativi. Il libro è adatto per studenti ...