Validation with 1 German student of B1.3 level of Italian.
He enjoyed the assignment because he was able to deal with a situation that he knew personally and often considered critically. The writing activity was fun, but 200 words was too few. It was useful for learning. The contents were useful and interesting as they are discussed problems even now. The materials lacked of a glossary and not all the opinions were reported on the different themes. The materials were a bit scarce and not up to date. He had vocabulary difficulties with the written texts and with the videos. On a linguistic level, he learned some specific words of the social science field, but he blamed the lack of word cards which could explain specific Italian culture aspects, This lack also drew to misunderstand the meaning of specific words. He noticed that one speaker had a mispronunciation defect, which was challenging for him.
As far as the task he did online is concerned, he expressed, not being elicited, his preference for activities in presence, in real life, in which one can directly interview residents, owners, local traders. According to him, the presented situations are very controlled, for this reason they sound unreal. He also stressed the importance of keeping the material update. Specific terminology learned: social, citizen, socio-environmental. As for the difficulty, he thought the level was correct. The authenticity of the selected materials is a plus to motivation. Not all the exercises proposed were particularly interesting, like writing a flyer.