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History and theory of teaching of classical languages

VALID AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF LECTURERS RECOGNISED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MIUR

Attention to the teaching methodologies is key to the IISC activities. This course is a unique opportunity not only to reflect on the problems of teaching classical languages, at school and university, but also the dissemination of the inductive-contextual method.

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LESSONS IN PRESENCE AND IN LIVE STREAMING

INFO COVID-19

  1. The IISC guarantees that students will have their own desks in the classroom and they will be distanced from other students; classrooms and educational supplies will be sanitized, according to all the health measures on Covid-19;
  2. Before entering the classroom, students will have their body temperature taken and an hand sanitizer will be provided by the IISC.
  3. If the government and the public health authorities were to decide for a new stop of the teaching activities, the IISC will hold its classes online.

EDUCATIONAL OFFER

This course is based on a historical, theoretical and practical structure. It primarily meets the needs posed by the debate on the purposes and the teaching methods of classical languages. The lessons foster a critical reflection on the inductive-contextual method: its historical and theoretical origins, the different modalities of its teaching methods, and advantages and limits for schools and universities.

In order to observe more closely the implementation of the teaching techniques around which the course revolves, the IISC offers, to those interested, five free lessons (chosen by the student) in the first year of the Latin Language Advanced Learning Course.

 

SYLLABUS

This course follows a 3-tier system.
The first lessons analyse the fundamental steps of the teaching of Latin and Greek through history, from the early Middle Ages to the present day.
The second part of the course illustrates the theoretical fundaments of the application of the inductive-contextual method to the teaching of the ancient languages.
An ample and reasoned series of examples of teaching practice will be provided by the lecturer accompanied by workshop sessions, where the participants will be invited to prepare, under the guidance of the lecturer, a typical classical lesson.

 

ADMISSION

This course expressly addresses Italian lecturers yet is also open to those who want to enhance the teaching methodologies of classical languages.

 

EXAMS (3 CFUs / ECTS)

The classroom workshop activity carried out by each participant contributes to the final evaluation. Moreover, the exam includes a written or oral verification test during the last day of classes.

USEFUL INFROMATIONS (ON 2020/21 COURSES):

HISTORY AND THEORY OF TEACHING OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Recommended for:
lecturers, future lecturers
Credits issued (info):
3 CFU / ECTS – Professional Development for Lecturers
Hours:
five Saturday mornings (9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Duration:
February to May 2021
Course structure:
25 lesson hours (5 lessons)
Limited admission quotas
Price:
€ 250
discounts and methods of payment

SYLLABUS

HISTORY AND THEORY OF TEACHING OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
25 lesson hours (5 lessons)
Pre-requisites Certain and solid knowledge of the Latin language.
Objectives Analysis of the conceptual and practical differences between the grammar-translation and the inductive-contextual  methods.

ACADEMIC FEES

250 euros
(may be paid by Carta del Docente)

Discounted fees and forms of payment

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Texts provided by the instructor.

Recommended reading (the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge)::
1. S. O. Andrew, Praeceptor, a master’s book, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1913
2. W .H. S. Jones, Via Nova, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1915
3. L. G. Kelly, 25 centuries of Language theaching: 500 b. C. – 1969, Newbury house, Rowley, Massachusetts 1969
4. J. A. Komensky, Novissima Linguarum Methodus (cap. 10)
5. S. D. Krashen, Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 1982
6. W. H. D Rouse, The direct method applied to Latin: a handbook for teachers, The Linguaphone Institute, Londra 1934
7. W. H. D. Rouse – R.B. Appleton, Latin on the direct method, University of London Press, Londra 1925

DATES AND TIMES

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020/21

Five mornings on Saturday (9:00-13:00)

COURSE CALENDAR
Classes February 06,  2021
February 27,  2021
March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021
May 08, 2021
Exam May 08, 2021