Italian Language Teachers’ Training Courses in Milan

Full information about the Italian Language Teachers’ Training Courses offered by the Italian language school “Scuola Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan.

Florence, Italy, August 12, 2009 --( Italian Language teaching to foreigners has steadily become a vital part of language education in Italian country. Italian society has grown up, and integration and internationalization are one of the biggest issues in today’s Italy.

Teaching and learning Italian as L2/LS are two aspects that necessarily go together: one cannot teach anything if not ready to absorb and re-elaborate concepts, information and points of view coming from other people and cultures, in a continuous process that implies growth in all senses, from a mere improvement of language ability to a more complex personal path leading to knowledge of others as well as ourselves.

Teaching Italian as a Foreign/Second language is, first of all, a process of exchange: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci firmly believes that the role of “teacher” is both transmitting and taking, putting his/her activity into continuous discussion.

The possibility to share and improve are probably the most fascinating part of the Italian language teaching profession: in today’s education market, being a professional and qualified teacher has become a must, and Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Milano’s Teachers’ Training Courses/Ditals Preparation Courses are conceived in order to make students explore both the theory, needed for obtaining Ditals Certificate, essential to be qualified and competitive, and the practical side of the job, with simulations, discussions, project-work, together with a full training provided at the end of Italian Language Teachers’ Training course through the school’s free internship programme.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Milano’s next Italian language Teachers’ Training course/Ditals Certificate Preparation Course will start on September 21st: the Italian Language Teachers’ Training Course has a duration of 2 weeks, full-time, for a total of 70 hours.

Participants can also choose to attend only the first part of the course, the Ditals Certificate Preparation Course, that will give them all the necessary instruments to face Ditals Examination. This module lasts one week for as total of 30 hours and represents the first module of the full Italian Language Teachers’ Training Course.

Courses are held three times a year: they all lead to obtaining Ditals Qualification, a diploma issued by Università per Stranieri di Siena which is to be considered the only official certificate proving competence in Italian language teaching to foreigners (Italian L2/LS), recognised by institutions and schools in Italy and abroad.

For all participants to both Italian Language Teachers’ Training Course and Ditals Examination Preparation Course, there is the possibility to continue with a full-time or part-time internship programme, that will enable them to acquire a broad and varied experience in classes.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Alessandra Ricci