This month was very intensive for me. First, I observed a language course “Un viaggio chiamato cinema”, the course dedicated to foreigners who not only want to learn Italian but at the same time participate in the Rome Film Festival. Besides Italian classes in the morning and watching film during the festival, Scudit Scuola d’Italiano prepared extra activities. There were very interesting presentations, the first about the output of Nanni Moretti, one of the most famous Italian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor and the second about the sound tracks in Italian movies. Moreover, students had an opportunity to participate in a film locations guided walking tour showing for example places which appear in movies of Federico Fellini. I’m very happy that I could observe and participate in this course because it was a perfect example for me how to connect language classes with the cultural activities.
In past weeks I focused also on the didactic methods used by teachers in Scudit in teaching a native language to foreigners during the courses for beginners. Together with Roberto (my HE) we discussed it and compared with those used in Poland. Based on my observations and conversations with the school’s staff I’m developing the business plan of my language project with the new promotional tools and cultural activities. Roberto helped me also to create a poster about my Polish classes for Italians.
Additionally, to improve my knowledge of teaching, I participated in the 4. International Seminar about bilingual children organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Rome, Polish School in Rome, Polish Institute of Rome and by Centro Provinciale di Istruzione degli Adulti 2 Roma. It was very interesting event, I could not only learn a lot about bilingualism and methods of teaching and support bilingual children, but I had also an opportunity to get to know people working in Polish institutions in Rome.