Title of the Project
L'Italia in Diretta
Operated by the Italian Department of the National University of Ireland Galway with technical support from the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Promotes interative website for Italian language learning as well as structured exposure to Italian culture, society and language. Transmission of information is from university students to secondary students to create an easily accessible, virtual meeting point as part of a larger community - creates a unique link between second and third level students and institutions. Intercultural communication is mediated by students on the basis of their own personal experience.
THE INITIATIVE PROMOTER’S PERSPECTIVE
This project builds on the activities and accomplishments over a number of years of the department of Italian in the National University of Ireland in Galway.
Why the European Language Label?
The Italian department is aware of its track record and has a strong focus on excellence and impact. The ELL serves as a mark of recognition and acknowledgement. It promotes the achievements of both the Department and the University.This project also builds on earlier successes. NUIG won the ELL in 2007 for an earlier project, "Service Learning in Italian: a community language initiative".
THE NELLIP NETWORK’S PERSPECTIVE
THE NATIONAL AGENCY’S PERSPECTIVE
The project represents excellence and best practice. It relates to a coherent strategy of language acquisition and learning approaches which are relevant, engaging and dynamic. It represents a consistent focus on academic standards and application.
Comments on this Case Studies
Your comments are welcome
Posted by Mayte Martín (Ireland)
Message: Since many language departments are looking for ways to attract more students, this project is a good example that could be replicated in other languages. The approach of the project is accessible and invites students of all levels to participate. It can also be used by other teachers in their classrooms which makes it a good resource that can be improved upon continuously.
Posted by Gerardo Mastri (Italy)
Message: I am italian and I think it\'s a great initiative to create communication between our two cultures and a community where you can share ideas and being exposed to the Italian Language. Internet seems like a really good way to improve your language learning experience!
Posted by Pasquale Sonnino (Italy)
Message: I teach Italian language to immigrants and foreigners. I discovered this project by chance and then I started using it with my students with positive results. The approach defined by this project allows my students to speak about their personal experiences. From this starting point, they are able to improve their language skills.