Home

About the project

The aim of this project is to promote project-based assessment in intermediate Italian courses. Through critical reflection, focus on the construction of meaning in different genres, and global competence skills, students engage in collaborative projects on a topic of interest. After completing five steps spread out during the semester, students present their research projects and explain how their work contributed to the immediate community and the community at large.

The theoretical frameworks used for the development of this assessment are:

  • Multiliteracies Framework (New London Group, 1996; Paesani, Allen, & Dupuy, 2015)
  • Ecological Approach (Van Lier, 2004)

About the authors

Borbala Gaspar is a Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona and holds an M.A. in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Margherita Berti is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona and holds an M.A. in Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language.