NEWS and upcoming Events
MITA workshop series 2019 - 2020
Join us for our first workshop of the Professional Development Series 2019-2020.
The series is organized by Northeastern University in collaboration with MITA and with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mita Professional Development Series 2019-2020
Project-Based Learning (PBL) nella classe di italiano LS
291 Ryder Hall
PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed as an introduction to the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used in the Foreign Language classroom.
Workshop Program 10:30 -12:00 Exploring PBL and its use in Foreign Language Teaching: criteria and strategies, authentic materials and real-life activities.
12:00 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 2:30 Project design, feedback and wrap-up
Free and open to schools and educational institutions o all levels.
Please, use form below to register.
Workshop/ webinar - fall 2019
MIGRATION IN THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASS
Giusy Di Filippo and Martina di Florio will present their recently published book on contemporary migration and discuss ways to implement this topic in the Italian curriculum.
Giusy Di Filippo and Martina Di Florio, Migrazioni Contemporanee: Testi e Contesti. New York: Edizioni Farinelli, 2017.
national italian exam 2020
Registrations open on Nov. 15th, 2019.
Fore more information on the 2020 Exam, use this page.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its Lead with Languages campaign, with the support of Pearson LLC and Language Testing International, commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct a survey of 1,200 U.S. employers, and the resulting 2019 report, Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers, indicates an urgent and growing demand for language skills in the workplace.The report also suggests seven actionable recommendations that U.S. businesses may employ to fully leverage their employees’ language assets and to contribute to fostering a robust future multilingual workforce to better thrive in our global economy.