Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.

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Italian [clear filter]
Friday, October 30

1:00pm EDT

La scrittura e gli errori: come e quanto correggere la produzione scritta degli studenti
Should teachers correct errors in L2 student writing? When should teachers respond to students' grammatical errors and how should they provide feedback?
These are important questions that teachers face when correcting students' writings. In this session the presenter will explore methods to improve students' writing skills by analyzing direct versus indirect corrective feedback and comprehensive versus selective feedback. In Italian.

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Creating Materials for AP Italian Language and Culture
This session will present strategies that teachers of AP Italian can use to create instructional and assessment materials based on authentic resources that draw from the six course themes and their recommended contexts, and that will help students to address essential questions. Participants will learn how to identify and find suitable resources, how to contextualize them, and how to use them to create opportunities for students to engage in the three modes of communication. In Italian.

Friday October 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Saturday, October 31

8:30am EDT

Using Songs to Develop Cultural Awareness and Oral Proficiency
Music and rhythm are an important part of language learning. They encourage memorization, imitation and more advanced language production, depending on the songs' topics and linguistic objectives. This interactive session introduces creative ways of using Italian and Spanish songs in the classroom. Participants will discuss techniques to engage students in activities that promote speaking and listening skills through developing cultural awareness and creative writing. Participants will receive materials with suggested songs and activities.

Saturday October 31, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am EDT

11:30am EDT

MITA Annual Meeting
MITA invites all Italian teachers to its annual meeting. Anna Tirone and Gina Maiellaro will facilitate this meeting and update teachers on MITA and AATI and how these two organizations are working together. Dr. Domenico Teker, the Director of Education Office of the Italian Consulate will be a guest speaker and will inform us on upcoming events and programs.


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT