LINGUIST List 26.2901

Mon Jun 15 2015

Calls: Italian, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Italy

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Date: 13-Jun-2015
From: Francesca Gallina <>
Subject: Teaching Italian to International Students and to Marco Polo/Turandot Programme Students
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Full Title: Teaching Italian to International Students and to Marco Polo/Turandot Programme Students

Date: 18-Sep-2015 - 19-Sep-2015
Location: Pavia, Italy
Contact Person: Carla Bagna
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Italian

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2015

Meeting Description:

The increasing number of International and Chinese students enrolled in study programmes such as Marco Polo / Turandot makes it more and more necessary to reflect, from both a theoretical and an applied perspective, on the processes of acquisition, teaching and assessment relative to a category of learners with peculiar needs and learning goals which are strictly connected to the academic requirements.

The conference is divided into two sections. On the first day international experts will present scientific analysis on the link between teaching and assessment of a L2, processing instruction, task-based language teaching and on psycholinguistic correlates of L2 acquisition in adulthood. During the second day, in addition to talks, a poster session will be organized which aims at describing good practices of acquisitional didactics or studies on the relation between teaching and acquisition of morphology, syntax, vocabulary, pragmatics and language testing. The poster session is open to scholars, teachers and students.

During the conference will be presented and commented upon a Manifesto for the Teaching of Italian Language to International Students Proposed by the Conference Organizers and Already Subscribed by Some Italian Universities.

Organized by:

Università di Pavia, Università per Stranieri di Perugia,
Università per Stranieri di Siena, Università Roma Tre

with the support of:


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Michael Long, University of Maryland (Lectio Magistralis)
Alessandro Benati, University of Greenwich
Emanuele Banfi, Università di Milano Bicocca

Scientific Committee and Presenters:

Stefano Rastelli, University of Greenwich, Marco Polo Turandot - Università di Pavia
Monica Barni, Carla Bagna, Sabrina Machetti, Università per Stranieri di Siena
Giuliana Grego Bolli, Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Elisabetta Bonvino, Università di Roma TRE
Stefano Paleari, President of CRUI

Local Organizing Committee:

Stefano Rastelli, Alberto Zannetti, Xue Qian, Gabriele Farina, Ombretta Bassani,
Beatrice Leoni, Maddalena Ceron, Silvia Scolaro, Elena Voltan, Mariangela Castronovo

Conference Website:

Conference Registration:

Registration online by 10 September 2015.
Registration is mandatory and free.

Call for Posters:

Proposals of poster are welcomed for the poster session to be held on 19 September.

Topics of poster may vary according to the following general themes:

- Teaching Italian language and culture to International students and Chinese students
- Acquisition processes of Italian L2 in International students and Chinese students
- Assessing Italian language of International students and Chinese students

Deadline for submission of proposals is July 15 2015.

Proposal must be sent to

Send a Word document of max. 500 words (excepted references). Name the file as follow:
Author(s) family name_Conference name.doc (es. Rossi_Bianchi_studiarelinguaitaliana2015.doc).

The same author can propose a maximum of two posters, one personal and one with other co-authors.

Proposal will be selected by the scientific committee of the Conference. Acceptance of proposal will be communicated by July 31.

Info about the format of poster will be published on this web site page in the coming weeks.

Page Updated: 15-Jun-2015