The Choose Italian Day 2019

 

The Choose Italian-ISMLA teacher training day took place in Francis Holland School, London, on the 2 March 2019. Co-sponsored by ISMLA and the Society for Italian Studies, it was organized by erstwhile promoter of Italian in the school sector, Peter Langdale, and with the support of SIS exec members Daniela La Penna (Reading) and Giuliana Pieri (Royal Holloway).

Attended by over 80 teachers of Italian coming from all the UK, the event was an exciting celebration of Italian language and culture. It offered the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Universities and Schools and exchange best practice. The schedule featured lectures focussed on key A level texts and films in Italian, such as Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo, covered by Daniela La Penna, and Marco Tullio Giordana’s I cento passi (a popular choice for teachers wishing to approach the phenomenon of the Mafia), discussed by Guido Bonsaver (Oxford). The event also featured a lively and very informative tavola rotonda on translation led by Nick Roberts, Julia Barron and Carole Moore. Author of Amici, Carole Moore provided tips on how to use the new version of her popular textbook in relation to the GCSE exam changes recently approved.

The event featured a number of lectures covering key themes and topics highlighting the changes of Italian society in the long twentieth century. The day started with an informative lecture by Robert Gordon (Cambridge) on the history of Fossoli, the transit camp where Primo Levi started his fateful deportation to Auschwitz. Levi’s Se questo è un uomo is a popular text in high schools, often read in translation by pupils also taking A levels in History and English and focussing on the Holocaust. Alessio Baldini (Leeds) offered an interdisciplinary lecture on the evolution of the Italian family and the way literature and film have engaged with family in Italian culture. Cecilia Brioni (Hull) gave a lively presentation on the changing legacy of one of the most popular events in Italy, the Festival di San Remo. The day closed with Giuliana Pieri’s inspiring lecture on postwar Italian fashion and design.

As for the past edition of the Choose Italian-ISMLA Italian Teacher Training Day, the powerpoint slides of the lectures are available on Peter Langdale’s Italian Teaching Resources Website. Enjoy!

 

The Choose Italian-ISMLA teacher training day took place in Francis Holland School, London, on the 2 March 2019. Co-sponsored by ISMLA and the Society for Italian Studies, it was organized by erstwhile promoter of Italian in the school sector, Peter Langdale, and with the support of SIS exec members Daniela La Penna (Reading) and Giuliana Pieri (Royal Holloway).

Attended by over 80 teachers of Italian coming from all the UK, the event was an exciting celebration of Italian language and culture. It offered the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Universities and Schools and exchange best practice. The schedule featured lectures focussed on key A level texts and films in Italian, such as Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo, covered by Daniela La Penna, and Marco Tullio Giordana’s I cento passi (a popular choice for teachers wishing to approach the phenomenon of the Mafia), discussed by Guido Bonsaver (Oxford). The event also featured a lively and very informative tavola rotonda on translation led by Nick Roberts, Julia Barron and Carole Moore. Author of Amici, Carole Moore provided tips on how to use the new version of her popular textbook in relation to the GCSE exam changes recently approved.

The event featured a number of lectures covering key themes and topics highlighting the changes of Italian society in the long twentieth century. The day started with an informative lecture by Robert Gordon (Cambridge) on the history of Fossoli, the transit camp where Primo Levi started his fateful deportation to Auschwitz. Levi’s Se questo è un uomo is a popular text in high schools, often read in translation by pupils also taking A levels in History and English and focussing on the Holocaust. Alessio Baldini (Leeds) offered an interdisciplinary lecture on the evolution of the Italian family and the way literature and film have engaged with family in Italian culture. Cecilia Brioni (Hull) gave a lively presentation on the changing legacy of one of the most popular events in Italy, the Festival di San Remo. The day closed with Giuliana Pieri’s inspiring lecture on postwar Italian fashion and design.

As for the past edition of the Choose Italian-ISMLA Italian Teacher Training Day, the powerpoint slides of the lectures are available on Peter Langdale’s Italian Teaching Resources Website. Enjoy!

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