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Online Teaching Practices: a professional development training for high-school and university teachers of L2 Italian

Facilitator: Dr. Andrea Polegato
Host Institution: California State University, Fresno
This initiative is made possible thanks to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Dates: March 14 – March 27, 2022
Location: Online on Canvas (Asynchronously)
Participants: 20
Tuition: Free
Description:This training is addressed to early-career teachers (lecturer, instructors, teaching associates/assistants, etc.) of the Italian language already working in US universities/high schools who want to receive training and/or refresh their knowledge on the teaching of the Italian language online. All materials and assignments will be posted online so that participants can access them and work on their assignments asynchronously.The course covers the following topics:

  • Effective Online Course Syllabus
  • Welcoming Students to Your Online Course
  • Online Course Organization
  • Active Learning Videos
  • Engaging Online Activities

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The deadline for applications is March 10, 2022.
The notification of acceptance will be sent on March 11, 2022.
Contact Person: Dr. Andrea Polegato – Email:
Andrea Polegato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Italian StudiesDepartment of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
California State University, Fresno
Most recent publication: Polegato, Andrea and Benincasa Fabio, eds.Machiavelli in Contemporary Media. London, Palgrave Macmillan 2021.