Italian l2 / fl teacher training and refresher courses

4-16 July 2022

Literature e Society 4.0: new challenges for teaching will be held

Lingua, letteratura e società 4.0

The course, dedicated to Language, Literature e Society 4.0, will be taught in a blended format, and will offer a wide range of activities for language and Italian L2/FL teachers working in Italy and/or abroad.

Participants will be able to deepen specific topics related to the methodological-pedagogical, linguistic and literary-cultural aspects concerning the communication of contemporaneity.

More specifically, the course will capture some of the implications that the 4.0 digital revolution has had on teaching, with a particular focus on linguistic-pedagogical, literary and social aspects, also in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

To favour the teachers working in Italy and/or abroad, the Course will be held twice a year, in January 2022 (from the 17th to the 28th) and in July (from the 4th to the 16th), and will be divided into 3 modules, covering the main areas involved in language and Italian L2/LF teacher training.


BA and/or MA pertaining to the system in place in Italy after D.M. 509/1999, 4-year degree pertaining to the system prior to D.M. 509/1999.

Target audience

language and Italian L2/LF teachers in Italy and/or abroad, teachers of any school level or type, teacher trainers, directors of study, scholars, PhD candidates, Italian language, literature and culture enthusiasts.


the course has a duration of two weeks; each week consists of 30 hours of lessons, from Monday to Friday, for a total of 60 hours. Enrolments in one week only, either the first or the secondo one, are possible.

Location of the course

the course, held in a blended format, will take place at the University for Foreigners of Perugia (Palazzo Gallenga Stuart), for the in-person modality, and on Microsoft Teams, for the remote modality.


Francesca Malagnini, director of the course.

Structure and description of the course

3 modules (literary-cultural, linguistic, methodological).

The literary-cultural module, coordinated by Floriana Calitti, will involve lessons and workshops related to literary aspects of the works by contemporary poets, experimental aspects in the teaching of contemporary literature, cinematographic representations of a new generation, historical challenges in Europe amid democracies and neo-nationalisms.

The linguistic module, coordinated by Francesca Malagnini, will focus on the study, the analysis and the pedagogy of teaching Italian to L1 and L2 learners. In particular, the activities will centre on the different aspects pertaining to the textual, lexical and semantic, morpho-syntactic levels of linguistic analysis, with an in-depth attention devoted to the evolution and the current trends of contemporary Italian. As for Italian L2/FL, a series of lessons will explore themes related to multiword units, digital tools for language analysis, the teaching of lexis at school, and art in a pixel.

The methodological module, coordinated by Roberto Dolci, will include activities focused on the frontiers of educational linguistics and on the best practices in language teaching methods, considering both in-person and remote learning. Particularly relevant will be the activities concerning on-line teaching, with specific reference to the management of on-line interaction, tasks, planning and assessment.


The lessons, held both in person and remotely, will be characterised by a seminar-like approach, so as to foster ideas and discussions on the topics raised, as well as to allow the practical application of the methods presented.


Reflections, training and refreshment on language, literature, culture and teaching methods in a 4.0 society.

Certificate of Attendance

At the end of the Course, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance, containing the total number of hours.

Credit points:

At the end of course, participants will sit a test. Passing the test entitles to 3 formative credit points, which may be used within Degree courses and Masters. Participants wishing to enrol for one week only may also sit a test at the end of the week. In this case, passing the test will entitle to 1 formative credit point.


Participants may enrol for either the entire course or for one week only.

Enrolment procedure

Enrolments are open until 10th June 2022. The enrolment fee must be paid before this date. It is possible to enrol for one week only.


in consideration of the continuing health emergency, the University has decided to adopt a blended format, with a significant reduction of the enrolment fees.

  • Course for 2 weeks: 400 Euro (instead of 500 Euro)
  • Course for 1 week: 200 Euro (instead of 250 Euro)

The payment may be made online, using the following bank account details:

Intestatario del conto: Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Codice IBAN: IT72U0306903011100000046025
Codice BIC Swift: BCITITMM
Causale: “Iscrizione al corso di aggiornamento per insegnanti di lingua italiana L2/LS (luglio 2022)”