The resource was tested by the UNIBO internal group.
Number of students involved: 6 Level A2/B1
Number of lecturers involved: 2
From the level B1 complete course, the following units were chosen, according to the specific diciplines studied by the students:
unità 1 lezione 3 'Sul palcoscenico' (TEATRO
unità 2 lezione 2 'Medici' (SALUTE E MEDICINA)
unità 3 lezione 2 'In prima pagina' (GIORNALISMO)
unità 4 lezione 3 'Un curriculum vincente' (LAVORO E CURRICULUM)
Students were asked to complete the activities and to participate in 2 meetings with the teachers in order to
- clarifying doubts regarding grammar, vocabulary, comprehension,
-evaluating the learning materials in terms of motivation enhancement, usefulness, usability.
The meetings were conducted alternatively by the 2 lecturers: one interacting with the students, the other one as observer.
In general, students evaluated the materials positively: they found the introductory videos (especially with subtitles) very appealing - the strongest point of the course -, and a good progression of the exercises. They thought they were useful for improving Italian as LSP, particularly the technical vocabulary exercises.
On the other hand, they found that some grammar parts were poor (poor explanation, few exercises) and that some listening comprehension activities were not clearly structured.
In terms of usability, they noticed that some audio files were not working and that, in some listening comprehension exercises, the system did not report the errors one by one, but gave just a general answer that ‘some parts were wrong’, obliging to do the exercise from the beginning again and again.
When using this resource, lecturers may use the transcripts to integrate the listening comprehension exercises with a reading comprehension activity and with oral interaction activities (for example, a role play). When necessary, additional grammar explanation and exercises may also be used as integration of the resource.