10:30-11:00 11:00-12:00 Registration and coffee Plenary Welcome and introduction Angeliki Petrits (European Commission) Alessia Plutino (University of Southampton) and Enza Siciliano Verruccio (SIS - University of Reading) The Society for Italian Studies video projects Daniela La Penna, (SIS - University of Reading) L’italiano lingua del’Unione Europea Italo Rubino (Directorate-General for Translation, Italian Language Department, European Commission) 12:00-1:30 Session 1A Session 1B Delivering an interdisciplinary specialist language module to History of Art students Cinzia Bacilieri (University of York) Fostering students’ engagement and production: how Twitter’s 140 characters limit can boost language learning and cultural awareness Alessia Plutino (University of Southampton) Cultural Heritage and CLIL methodology in Italian schools. A key factor in intercultural education to ensure quality school processes for all in Europe and as a means to promote Italian language in British schools Elena Fravia Castagnino Berlinghieri (Vice-President University Woman of Europe) Elena Trincanato (University of Bath) Italian language and music: strategies to engage students in the study of Italian Rachel Haworth (University of Hull) Innovative online activities on a Beginners’ Italian course: an Interactive map of Italy Anna Proudfoot (Open University) Title to be confirmed Andrea Villarini (Centro FAST, Università di Siena) 1:30-2:30 Lunch 2:30-3:30 Session 2A Session 2B Should Italian gestures be taught? Reflections on an extracurricular event with director Luca Vullo Errors committed by anglophones learning Italian as a second language Chiara La Sala (University of Leeds) Vera Castiglione (University of Bristol) Luca Vullo, (Film maker and founder of Ondemotive Productions) La pubblicità in TV, una didattica dell’Italiano “dentro” i media. Lo spot come “testo strategico comunicativo” Enrico Cecconi (University of Bath) Insegna così impari – a peer-teaching & technology enhanced grammar project Marcella Oliviero (University of Bristol) Andrea Zhok (University of Bristol) 3:30-3:45 Coffee break 3:45-4:45 Session 3A Session 3B Non è mai troppo tardi: learning Italian in later life Francesca Perazio (University of Strathclyde) Angela Maggiolo (Comune di Padova) Learners’ imagined identities in manuals for learning Italian as a foreign language: from John Florio’s manual to au-pairing in Italy Sonia Cunico (University of Exeter) Interdisciplinarity and Italian. Teaching Italian Literature and A level Topics to Adults Carmela Amodio-Johnson (Language Consultant) Ministero degli Affari Esteri : la promozione della lingua italiana in UK - settore scolastico Proiezione dello spot promozionale dei corsi di lingua italiana del regista Luca Vullo Mara Emanuela Luongo (Dirigente dell’ Ufficio Scolastico Consolato di Londra) 4:45-5:00 Plenary Concluding remarks Alessia Plutino (University of Southampton) and Enza Siciliano Verruccio (University of Reading) The Society for Italian Studies in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.