based on Sample Project
The primordial difficulty of every student: to move beyond token-for-token processing to analysis and the understanding of the multiple meanings of a text, to progress from mere decoding to rich interpretation.
In this project, 4th semester students of Italian will read a novel, Jhumpa Lahiri's "In altre parole" (2015), and prepare pedagogical materials for teachers and students of Italian who wish to read the same novel in their own classes. This 10-week project is intended for a group of students who have a developing conversational proficiency, but who have limited experience with reading in the target language. This project will support students in increasing their reading proficiency while raising their own awareness about the language learning process.