Salerno

Salerno

lunedì 7 agosto 2017

Benjamin, dopo 3 settimane di corso di italiano all'Accademia Italiana di Salerno, parla della sua esperienza

Benjamin Roncalli, vincitore di una borsa di studio per studenti di italiano in USA offerta da Accademia Italiana Salerno in collaborazione con Eduitalia, parla della sua esperienza a Salerno.


"La mia esperienza con l'Accademia Italiana di Salerno  è stata bellissima. Durante la settimana, la mattina andavo sempre a scuola. Le lezioni  erano divertenti e ho imparato tanto. Dopo le lezioni, c'è sempre qualcosa da fare a Salerno o nella regione. Ci sono traghetti per raggiungere alcune città sul mare, autobus che ti portano al castello Arechi e a Napoli e treni che vanno in posti molto suggestivi, come Paestum, una città con rovine antiche di epoca greca e romana, ancora ben preservate. Inoltre, la spiaggia a Paestum è meravigliosa e, a solo 20 minuti e con soli €2,30, è proprio una destinazione imperdibile. Nell'altra direzione, in traghetto, c'è la famosa isola di Capri che ha spiagge strabilianti ed è come un paradiso nel mare, nonostante sia un po' costosa. Nella regione Campania, dove si trovano Salerno e Napoli, c'è  anche una cucina conosciuta in tutto il mondo, con specialità come sfogliatelle e limoncello. Ma il piatto più famoso della regione è la pizza, che nacque a Napoli. 







Con una varietà impressionante di cibi squisiti, per forza bisogna trovare qualcosa di buono da mangiare ogni giorno. In conclusione, penso che questa esperienza all'Accademia italiana a Salerno è stata indimenticabile per me e spero di tornare il più presto possibile".
BENJAMIN

Guarda la video - intervista di Benjamin qui: https://youtu.be/f8rcrrulTjU




giovedì 3 agosto 2017

DANYA POLES talks about her experience in Salerno

DANYA POLES (Doral Academy High School Miami), who was awarded a scholarship for a 2 week Italian Language Course offered by the Accademia Italiana Salerno in collaboration with AATI - American Association of Teachers of Italian, talks about her experience in Salerno.

This was an experience that was more than I expected.
It wasn't just the language that I learned, but I also had the opportunity to get to know  and learn about a place where I've never been before.
Since I got here, the first thing that I noticed and appreciated was the view: I loved that when I was looking at my right I was watching the mountains, but by just turning my head to the other side, I was able to see the sea.

The best thing about the house where I was staying at, was that my room was big and it had a balcony where I was able to see the whole town every time that I wanted to. I noticed that the lessons were different from regular classes: in those three hours it wasn't just taught Italian as a language, with grammar rules, but also as a culture. In fact, even though I'm Italian, and I already know the language, I learned new things. I also enjoyed the class thanks to my classmates and my teacher, Miss Pina, who are very nice and funny. Here I met new people from all over the world and I made new friendships.
In my free time I hanged out with my friends: we went to visit new places, such as Paestum, Amalfi, and Naples, but most of the time we would just stay at the beach here in Salerno.
Something that I really love about the south of Italy is the food, and I can say that it didn't disappoint my expectations, instead I was pleasantly surprised that the prices were pretty fair, compared to what I thought they were going to be.




In conclusion, this was an unforgettable experience because of the people, the food, the beautiful place and the view. A special thanks to Accademia Italiana and to AATI which awarded me with this amazing scholarship. 


ITALIANO:
DANYA POLES (Doral Academy High School Miami), che ha vinto una borsa di studio per un corso di lingua italiana della durata di 2 settimane, offerta da Accademia Italiana in collaboraztione con AATI  (American Association of Teachers of Italian), parla della sua esperienza a Salerno

 Questa è stata un'esperienza che ha superato di gran lunga le mie aspettative. Non ho imparato solo la lingua italiana, che già sapevo, ma ho anche avuto l'opportunità di conoscere e scoprire un luogo nel quale non ero mai stata prima. 
Quando sono arrivata, la prima cosa che ho notato e apprezzato, è stato il panorama: amavo il fatto che guardando alla mia destra potessi vedere le montagne, ma che con il semplice gesto di girare lo sguardo dall'altro lato, potessi scorgere il mare.
Infatti, la cosa che mi è piaciuta di più riguardante la casa nella quale alloggiavo, è che la mia stanza era molto grande e che aveva una terrazza dalla quale potevo vedere tutta la città ogni volta che volevo.
Ho notato che le lezioni erano diverse da quelle "tradizionali": in quelle tre ore non veniva insegnato solo l'italiano come lingua, con regole grammaticali, ma anche come cultura. Infatti, pur essendo italiana e sapendo già la lingua, ho imparato cose nuove. Mi è anche piaciuta la classe grazie ai miei compagni e alla mia insegnante, la Signora Pina, i quali erano molto gentili e divertenti. Qui ho incontrato nuove persone da tutto il mondo e ho fatto nuove amicizie.
Nel tempo libero, uscivo con gli amici: siamo andati a visitare luoghi a noi sconosciuti, come Paestum, Amalfi e Napoli, ma quasi sempre restavamo sulla spiaggia qui a Salerno.
Una delle cose che amo di più del sud Italia è il cibo, e posso dire che le mie aspettative riguardanti questo tema siano state soddisfatte, infatti sono stata piacevolmente sorpresa dal fatto i prezzi fossero più bassi di quello che pensavo.
In conclusione, questa è stata un'esperienza che non dimenticherò mai, e questo è grazie alle persone che ho conosciuto, al cibo, al luogo e al panorama. Un grazie speciale all'Accademia Italia e ad AATI che hanno reso possibile il mio soggiorno concedendomi una borsa di studio. 

venerdì 28 luglio 2017

An amazing experience at the Accademia Italiana Salerno




Prof' Maria Battipaglia, teacher at Harrison High School New York talks about her training experience at Accademia Italiana Salerno as teacher of Italian as Foreign Language in USA 


My week long stay at the Accademia Italiana Salerno has been a valuable learning  experience. One to cherish and share with my students at Harrison HS in NY.
I was welcomed by the Director and founder Professoressa Francesca Romana Memoli and her staff, the kind of hospitality you can only have in Campania! The Accademia Italiana Salerno is one of the best school to learn Italian, unlike Florence, Rome and other major cities in Italy, Salerno forces students to speak Italian as it is not invaded by massive English speaking tourism..

The faculty is amazing, highly prepared, kind and friendly. What amazed me  was the ability of the faculty and staff  to establish a relationship with  the students, not one student is left in the dark! Every single student  takes central stage!
 The students from around the world respond very well to the caring teaching  philosophy of the Accademia Italiana Salerno.



Thee interaction with the students is something I have never seen before, for example:
Renato, a professor at the Accademia Italiana Salerno led the group on a guided tour of the  Giardini della Minerva. He acknowledged every participant, askŕing where they were from, about their interests,  their accommodations, etc. This kind of interaction allows students to feel comfortable to ask questions creating a deep lasting learning experience.

The classes are rigorous a fun thus creating a productive learning environment, where the subjunctive becomes alive through songs, literature and current events.
Students form friendships from day one and travel together to Amalfi, Positano, Paestum, Napoli, Caserta, Roma in the afternoon  and weekends or simply spend time at the beach in Salerno. I have had the pleasure to speak to many students and all love the experience. I shared an apartment with a medical student from Colombia, she has spent two weeks at the school, came with no knowledge of Italian, now she can hold a conversation!

I wish to express my gratitude to the faculty and staff  at the Accademia Italiana Salerno with the hope to return soon with my students.

Watch her video interview on our Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy7F8Xv8mSg

Prof. Maria Battipaglia Harrison High School NY. 

martedì 25 luglio 2017

Lisa Tacke talks about her experience in Salerno

I was awarded a scholarship offered by Accademia Italiana Salerno at Italian Culture Institute of Chicago . Not knowing nor being familiar with the South of Italy, I was a bit nervous but very eager to learn more about the region.  I am so very happy to have had the opportunity to get to know the region.  Salerno is a wonderful and underappreciated town.  It has wonderful pockets of culture from all periods and in is the vicinity of many of the most imortant and beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites.  The staff at Academia Salerno is very warm, professional and helpful.  They are well equiped to assist students with logistical issues such as lodging in the area as well as travel. 


I attended a course on teaching methods.  I observed ecceptionaly competent teachers and found staff to be very responsive to students' needs and desires.  Our instructors were very flexible to modify lessons for our needs and curiosities and were genuinely interested in assisting us to explore and learn more about Itailan and the instruction of Italian.  I was very comfortable here and I very much appreciated the diversity of the student body with respect to age as well as mother culture.  I believe that this school is a very welcoming atmosphere for students of all backgrounds.  Thank you so much for all you have done and for the wonderful opportunity to get to know your school and Salerno.
Very sincerely,
Lisa Tacke-Pucylowski

Watch her video interview on our Youtube Channel : https://youtu.be/TzigsZUU4RI 

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ITALIAN VERSION 

Ho ricevuto una borsa di studio per frequentare un corso di glottodidattica a Salerno quest'estate.  (2017).  Non conscendo molto bene la parte meridionale dell'Italia, ero un po' nervosa ma molto contenta ed emozionata di  avere la possibilità di conoscerla.  Sono veramente contenta di aver avuto la possibilità.    Salerno è un luogo meraviglioso e veramente è sottovalutata.  Ha delle cose molto belle che provengono da molte epoche storiche importanti.  Salerno, inoltre, si trova in una zona vicina a  molti luoghi importantissimi per il patrimonio mondiale della cultura (UNESCO). 
Lo staff dell'Accademia è molto accogliente, professionale ed è sempre disponibile ad aiutare gli studenti.  La scuola è ben fornita e aiuta gli studenti con l'alloggio e gli interessi per conoscere la zona con il viaggio.  Ho frequentato un corso di glottodidattica.  I docenti della scuola sono molto professionali e ben preparati e sempre disponibili  ad aiutare gli studenti e ad cambiare le lezioni secondo i loro bisogni.    Ho imparato nuove cose e ho ricordato cose utili che posso portare in aula.
A Salerno e in questa scuola, mi sono trovata veramente bene e ho imparato molte cose utili.  Mi piace molto che ci siano studenti che provengono da tutto il mondo e che sono di tutte le età.   Qui l'ambiente è molto accogliente.  Grazie di tutto e per avermi dato l'opportunità' di conoscere Salerno e la vostra scuola meravigliosa.

 Tanti saluti,

Lisa Tacke-Pucylowski

martedì 18 luglio 2017

Professor Elena Ferriolo talks about her experience in Salerno.


Professor Elena Ferriolo (John Glenn High School- New York), who was awarded a scholarship for a 2 week Glottodidactic Training Course offered by the Accademia Italiana Salerno in collaboration with AATI - American Association of Teachers of Italian, talks about her experience in Salerno.

“This summer I was awarded a great opportunity to study at Accademia-Italiana- Salerno for two weeks. Through the great generosity of the association between Accademia Italiana-Salerno and AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), I was able to immerse myself in the Italian language and culture for two weeks. During the two weeks I learned, explored and of course fell in love with Salerno. 
It was easy to fall in love with the location and of course the program. Accademia-Italiana-Salerno provided excellent accommodations in the heart of Salerno. Their apartments and host family accommodations are excellent.  l'Accademia Italiana-Salerno offers a program that allows you to become fully immersed not only in the language, but also in the culture. The teachers and staff have been so generous to me and to all of their students.



My study at Accademia Italiana-Salerno was spend observing teachers and learning strategies, as well as taking a methodology course with outstanding teachers. I have learned a new style of teaching that I will take back with me to the United States and implement it in my classroom. 
Another amazing part of this program is meeting and becoming friends with students of all ages from all around the world. Everyone who studies at Accademia has a common goal; learning Italian. Students push themselves to speak in Italian with each other to make new friendships and create positive learning experiences. I have met students from Germany, Russia, Austria, the United States as well as Switzerland, China and Canada. There is no greater feeling than the moment you realize that you are speaking to people from all around the world in the same language. 
Finally, I wanted to express my gratitude to Dott.essa Francesca Romana Memoli the Director of Accademia Italiana- Salerno and Dr. Salvatore Banchieri President of AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian). They have awarded me this great opportunity to study with teachers that I now consider my colleagues. I would recommend this program to anyone who has a passion for learning, traveling and being immersed in the Italian language and culture”. 


Watch her video interview on our Youtube Channel - https://youtu.be/-5hw_jbXAP4

martedì 11 luglio 2017

Italian Program and Civic Engagement 2017


The foreign students attending language and cultural courses at the ACCADEMIA ITALIANA continue with their collaboration with Legambiente. These civic engagements provide  the students with an understanding of community and culture enhancing them during their Study Abroad Program.
The students are involved in various activities with local non profit organizations to identify community needs and to provide services which help to improve community development.

 The students from San Diego took an active part in a project  in cooperation with Legambiemte which had organised a series of four projects.
  
The first meeting took place during the students'  Italian lesson : the volunteers from the association presented Legambiente Onlus, it's campaigns, history and values. The students were also introduced to the activities they would be involved in.





Then on 15 June  'Clean The Med' . Here the students  took part in the cleaning, monitoring and analysis  of debris from one of the cities  Beaches ' The Baia'. The students picked up plastic bags, plastic and glass bottles,empty cans and cigarette ends from the picnic area.

The students were all enthusiastic for taking part in this ecological project.

Connor a student from The University of San Diego, in California,told us abou his involvement in this project together with Legambiente Onlus and the Fisherman's Club Salerno.

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To follow on 22 June, the students  visited the Archeological Park in Pontecagnano (Salerno) accompanied by Cristina and Moreno from the Circolo OcchiVerdi Legambiente Pontecagnano. After being told the history of the Park and the archaeological ruins ,the students also visited the social vegetable gardens and orchards in the area then took part in a workshop where they learnt to plant and cultivate fruit and vegetables . Planting basil and tomatoes.




The last appointment was on Friday 23 June when the students went to the Oasi Dunale di Paestum which is directly in front of the old wall on the west side of the ancient city of Paestum.
Here the students met the President of the Association Pasquale who was ,from the very start, able to attract the students interest increased by the magnificent atmosphere. Pasquale told them all about the history of the Oasis and of the different environments you can see there.





The Oasis covers an area of 20 acres and includes three different types of environment: A small beachy area with typical plants that grow in sandy areas, then the area of Mediterranean vegetation  bushes and plants common to this area and the third area  
a wood consisting mainly of Pine trees  hence the name 'Pineta'.

Legambiente organize the cleaning and up-keep of the Oasis by permission of the local council of Capaccio Paestum. The sandy dunes are home to some rare examples of flowers and plants. The vegetation, called PSAMMOFILA. offers the perfect surrounding for various organisims.
A large part of the Oasis made up of the most ancient sandy dunes is home to  the 'Pineta'  where we can see examples of the domestic pine ' D'Aleppo'.
These were all  planted by man in the 50s to protect the the cultivated areas from the salty winds blowing in from the sea.

The undergrowth is very poor in vegetation because of the little sunlight that is able to shine through and also bacause the ground is almost 
totaly covered in dead pines which have fallen off the trees therefore this causes the ground to become sterile of vegetation except in a few clearings where little plants have been able to push through the soil.
At the end of their visit the students dived into the beautiful blue water of the Cilento Coast.


Apart from these various projects the students were involved in a language program at the ACCEDEMIA ITALIANA which concluded with a closing ceremony and celebration for having reached their objectives.



venerdì 30 giugno 2017

Accademia Italiana took part in the International Conference AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) in Palermo from 28 June to 1 July 2017

As every year Accademia Italiana took part in the International Conference AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) in Palermo from 28 June to 1 July 2017, with the session " La gestione didattica dell'errore nella classe di italiano L2/LS" which included the following contributions:

- Licia Scarpellino - Fabiola Tiberi- Accademia Italiana Salerno 
" Analisi e correzione degli errori nell'insegnamento dell'italiano L2/LS: strategie e proposte didattiche "

- Adriana Borra - University of Vermont

" Reintroducing dictionaries into the conversation about learner autonomy, error assessment and life long learning "

- Teresiana Matarrese - Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo

"Errare è umano, perseverare diabolico: un metodo per ridurre gli errori nelle composizioni scritte di studenti di italiano L2/LS"

- Tanya Roy -Università di Delhi e Mirko Tavosanis - Università di Pisa

" Errori, sequenze e interferenze nell'apprendimento dell' italiano in India".

In addition Accademia Italiana took part in the roundtable " Weaving  Words: from a literary text to the texture of the language", with the following panel:

" Lo sfruttamento del testo letterario nella classe di italiano L2/LS: una proposta didattica".


Both the sessions offered an important opportunity to exchange ideas and know-how 
about teaching Italian to foreigners with professors and instructors coming from all the main foreign universities.




ITALIAN VERSION
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L'Accademia Italiana ha partecipato anche quest'anno alla conferenza AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) tenutasi a Palermo dal 28 Giugno al 1 Luglio 2017, con la sessione " La gestione didattica dell'errore nella classe di italiano L2/LS" che ha visto la partecipazione dei seguenti contributi:

- Licia Scarpellino - Fabiola Tiberi- Accademia Italiana Salerno 

" Analisi e correzione degli errori nell'insegnamento dell'italiano L2/LS: strategie e proposte didattiche "

- Adriana Borra - University of Vermont

" Reintroducing dictionaries into the conversation about learner autonomy, error assessment and life long learning "

- Teresiana Matarrese - Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo

"Errare è umano, perseverare diabolico: un metodo per ridurre gli errori nelle composizioni scritte di studenti di italiano L2/LS"

- Tanya Roy -Università di Delhi e Mirko Tavosanis - Università di Pisa

" Errori, sequenze e interferenze nell'apprendimento dell' italiano in India".

L' Accademia Italiana ha inoltre partecipato  alla tavola rotonda " Weaving  Words: from a literary text to the texture of the language", con il seguente intervento  :

" Lo sfruttamento del testo letterario nella classe di italiano L2/LS: una proposta didattica".

 Entrambi i panel hanno costituito un importante momento di confronto sulla didattica dell'italiano L2/LS tra docenti
 provenienti dalle principali università di tutto il mondo.