Embedding Intercultural Learning into World Languages: Italian at Purdue

By Tatjana Babic Williams1, Annalisa Mosca1

Purdue University

Dr. Tatjana Babic Williams and Dr. Annalisa Mosca discuss their move to creating asynchronous intercultural labs during the pandemic and an upcoming COIL project to fill in the gap left by a popular study abroad program in Italy.

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In Fall 2018, the Italian Program at Purdue undertook a large-scale curricular redesign with the goal of embedding the intentional and systematic model of intercultural learning at all levels of Italian. Still in process, the Italian instructional team is using backward design to select level-specific intercultural outcomes, to develop and integrate intercultural activities into the curriculum, and to assess students’ intercultural development. For example, in beginning and intermediate courses, students engage in three intercultural labs that target specific intercultural skills. In this next episode of the Virtual ICL webinar series, Dr. Tatjana Babic Williams, Director of Italian Studies and Senior Lecturer, and Dr. Annalisa Mosca, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Italian 101-202 , will discuss their move to creating asynchronous intercultural labs during the pandemic and an upcoming COIL project to fill in the gap left by a popular study program in Italy.

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  • Babic Williams, T., Mosca, A. (2020). Embedding Intercultural Learning into World Languages: Italian at Purdue.

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