Professional Development Course for Teachers of Italian in Rome, July 2024

The American University of Rome is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the July 2024 edition of the Professional Development Course for Teachers of Italian: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives in Italian Language Teaching.

This 30-hour seminar, open to teachers of Italian of all levels (middle school, high school, university) as well as graduate students and teaching assistants, awards 2 graduate credits from The American University of Rome (

Course dates: July 8-12, 2024

Housing option (with extended dates) available

Location:  The American University of Rome campus in Rome, Italy

Language of instruction: Italian

Instructor:     Dr. Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College), expert instructor in the field of Foreign Language Education

Dr. Flavia Laviosa is an experienced foreign language educator and a certified ACTFL trainer and tester with extensive involvement in designing professional development programs for language instructors in North America and Europe. She has published widely on learning strategies in international journals.

This year’s course focuses on Psychology and Methodology in Italian Language Teaching and features the following topics:

Motivating students
Creativity in the language classroom
Social and emotional learning
Intercultural competence
Oral and written communication and proficiency

Application and deposit deadline: March 30, 2024

For more information on the seminar, housing options and how to apply please click here

or contact seminar director Dr. Catherine Ramsey-Portolano at

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