Descriptions: The purpose of this course is to provide students with advanced knowledge in the field of language teaching. The first module of the course provides an overview of the applications of research-based linguistic theory and methodology to language teaching, from the the perspective of the so called educational linguistics. The second module focuses on vocabulary learning and teaching; it will be shown how contemporary approaches to lexical semantics can help to construct more effective methods of teaching lexical phenomena like polysemy, homonymy, metaphors, idioms.
The course will be held in Italian. International students are invited to contact the professor by sending an email to email@example.com to get more infos.
In the first part of the course, we will examine the effects that different strands of research in the field of language sciences can have on the practice of language education. In the second part of the course, which is more specific, we will examine the implications for language teaching of the main constructs and models developed by lexical semantics for the analysis of key phenomena of the lexicon (polysemy, ambiguity, metaphors, idiomatic expressions). The last 12 hours of the course (reserved for students in the "Literature and Civilization" curriculum who must obtain 10 CFU in this exam) will be devoted to examining in more detail some aspects of lexical didactics; participation in these classes is, however, open to all students.