In a time where the European Union seems to become more fragile, it appears
particularly important to raise awareness for the common roots which link
up the Romance, Greek, Slavic, Baltic and other cultures which strongly
influenced Europe and embracing the whole Mediterranean tradition. The
Pastille project identifies in Italian language and culture a common
heritage to be promoted in a transnational way, so to create a more
profound sense of community amongst the beneficiaries of the project.
The objectives of the Pastille project are:
to offer a new, high-level, educational teaching method for Italian as
a foreign language, which is focused on an interdisciplinary approach;
to enhance the motivation of Italian language’ learners to improve
their linguistic skills, cultural competences and communitarian,
European, Mediterranean awareness;
to increase the chances of Italian language’ learners on the local and
international labour market.
The project is addressed to:
The main project results include:
Methodological Guidelines, designed so to answer to the needs of
teachers of Italian language and university students;
Didactic Units, providing language students with the opportunity to get
in touch with the culture;
Reference Textbook, optimized for the implementation of the Pastille
Audio Visual and Multimedia Materials, assisting Italian language
teachers in using up-to-date technology in their teaching.