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Back To School Night Presentation

  1. 1. Benvenuti a ITALIANO! Professoressa Caggiano Back to School Night                   2010
  2. 2.         COURSE OBJECTIVES <ul><ul><li>Comprehend Italian by speaking and understanding through basic conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the grammatical structure  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand vocabulary on a variety of topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to read and write short essays and narrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An awareness and appreciation of Italy and its culture including geography, music, literary pieces, cuisine, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3.                      LEARNING ITALIAN WITH                     TECHNOLOGY <ul><li>Students will become members of safe online communities where they will be chatting with native Italian speakers as well as participating in discussions in Italian.  Online communities include:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingo zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul>In addition, students will have access to numerous online dictionaries, thesauruses, audio and video clips, conjugation trainer and more... *I encourage parents to become familiar with this communities and learn how beneficial they are to education
  4. 4.            LEARNING ACTIVITY <ul><li>Students will be using Skype for conversational practice with native Italian speaks.  I will collaborate with an teacher overseas teaching English. There will be a language exchange among the students and they can assist one another using headphones, microphones, camera, and instant messaging to improve their fluency in the language.  As an introduction to meeting their foreign exchange partner, students provide a list of questions to interview their partner.  Once the interview is finished, the students will introduce their partner in Italian to the class in a conference video call. </li></ul>
  5. 5.          Life & Career Skills <ul><li>Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better understanding of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of other cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to express oneself in different ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunit0y to travel the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand lexicon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Improve/Better scores on test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases intelligence of other subjects such as; math, literature, music... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Careers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens up MORE doors of opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beneficial for any career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High demand for bilingual/trilingual employees </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. POSSIBLE CAREERS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES INTERPRETER TRANSLATORS  TEACHER TOUR GUIDE FLIGHT ATTENDANT  LINGUIST TRAVEL AGENT OVERSEA HOTEL MANAGEMENT LANGUAGE CORESPONDENT 
  7. 8. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I look forward to a positive academic year with my students. I encourage everyone to contact me with any questions and/or concerns.   Phone number: (XXX)XXX-XXX Email: Caggianor1@mail.montclair.edu   For additional information about myself or access to my classroom, please visit:              http://rcaggiano.weebly.com/
  8. 9.   <ul><li>  </li></ul>ARRIVEDERLA!

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