Professional Development Course for Teachers and Trainers of Foreign Languages - Rome, July 2014

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The American University of Rome is pleased to announce that the graduate-level seminar New technologies and multi-disciplinary perspectives in foreign language teaching will take place July 4-18, 2014 in Rome, Italy.

NEW THIS YEAR!! Modules in English and Italian
Two complete 60-hour modules, divided between lab practicum, theory and practical in-class activities, will be offered in Italian for Italian teachers and in English for teachers of all languages. The seminar is of interest to teachers of all foreign languages interested in updating their pedagogical methodology in the classroom.

Why should you apply?
Preparing teachers for competing in today's digital humanities age, the seminar helps language teachers improve their teaching strategies by illustrating the latest approaches to use of the internet and technology in second language acquisition and by introducing innovative methods of language and culture instruction.

Earn Graduate Credit while Studying in Rome
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 4.0 graduate credits from The American University of Rome, an American institution that has been operating in Rome for more than 40 years and is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Qualified and Experienced Instructors

The seminar is conducted by Prof. Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College) and Prof. Rosemonde Gurtner (The American University of Rome), expert instructors in the fields of second language acquisition and technology.

Who should apply?
BA students pursuing a degree in teaching Italian or a foreign language, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Middle and High School Teachers, University Instructors, and Teacher Trainers of Second Languages are encouraged to apply.

For more details and to apply, visit

For questions, contact Seminar Coordinator and Director Prof. Catherine Ramsey-Portolano at

Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Best regards,
Catherine Ramsey-Portolano

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