Dr Mario Pace

Dr Mario Pace

Dr Mario Pace

 B.Ed.(Hons),M.A.,Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Room 223
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2943
Dr Mario Pace, B.Ed (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D.(Melit), is a Resident Senior Lecturer of Italian at the Department of Languages and Humanities in Education within the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta and language consultant to the Minister of Education and Employment on foreign language teaching & learning. Besides foreign language teaching methodology, his main areas of interest include second language acquisition, foreign language teaching and learning, as well as language assessment. He is in direct collaboration with various international Universities and Institutions, namely the Universita` per Stranieri in Siena, the Universita` degli Studi in Perugia, PIXEL Association in Firenze, the Canadian Society for Italian Studies and the The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. He has participated in conferences both in Europe and the USA and is the author of various academic papers, with topics varying from Italian literature in Malta to the teaching of Italian. Dr Pace is responsible for the design and implementation of both the Subjevt Proficiency Programme (SPA) within Secondary Schools as well as the Foreign Language Awareness Programme (FLAP) in the Primary Schools. He is also Chairman of the General Certificate of Education Examinations of Italian in Malta. He is responsible for the development, management and delivery of a number of in-house training courses of "Italian for Commercial Purposes™ for various private and public companies across the Maltese Islands.
Contact: mario.pace@um.edu.mt
  • Languages for specific purposes
  • Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Issues in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Foreign Language pedagogy
  • Teaching Italian for Commercial Purposes
  • Baroque Theatre in Malta

Pace, M. 2018, Marco Largi ovvero Carlo Magri - Drammaturgo maltese (1617 - 1693). Vita e opere. Midsea Books, Malta.

Pace, M. 2018, "Music in the Language Classroom. Motivation and Learning.", LANGUAGE. COMMUNICATION. CULTURE. Collection of materials of the 12th all-Russian scientific and parctical electronic conference with international participation in honour of the 83rd anniversary of KSMU (23 - 28 April 2018) - Kursk: KSMU, 2015, , pp. 191-196.

Pace, M. 2017, "Adapting Literature to the Language Classroom. ", PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-1- 13.

Pace, M. 2017, "Adapting Literature to the Language Classroom", PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-13.

Pace, M. 2017, "A Foreign language Awareness Programme (FLAP) in Primary Schools – Why and How. ", INTED2017 Proceedings, eds. L. Gómez Chova , A. López Martínez & I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy, Valencia, Spain., 6-8th March 2017, pp. 152-160.

Pace, M. 2017, "How can Teachers Motivate their Learners? ", International Conference ICT for Language Learning Conference Proceedings., ed. F. Pixel, Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni. Padova, Firenze, italy, 9-10th November 2017, pp. 353.

Pace, M. 2016, "MOVING FROM OBJECTIVE BASED TO LEARNING OUTCOMES BASED PROGAMMES OF STUDY IN COMPULSORY EDUCATION. DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPLICATIONS", ICERI2016 Proceedings, ed. Iated, IATED, Seville, Spain, 14-16 November 2016, pp. 373.

Pace, M. 2016, "From a Manual Portfolio to an ePortfolio: A Way to Assist Student Teachers of Languages to Become Reflective Practitioners", International Conference: ICT for Language Learning. 9th Edition, ed. F. Pixel, Libreriauniversitaria.it, Firenze, Itlaly, 17-18th November 2016, pp. 317.

Pace, M. 2016, "The Teaching of Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes: The Way Forward." in Integrating Technology and Culture. Strategies and Innovations in ELT., ed. M. Rahman, Yking Books, Jaipur, pp. 13-19.

Pace, M. 2016, "Foreign Language Proficiency & Certification - an Evaluation.", INTED 2016. 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Proceedings., ed. Gomez Chova, L., LopezMartinez, A., and Candel Torres,I, IATED Academy, , 7-9th March 2016, pp. 6084.

Pace, M. 2016, "From a Manual Portfolio to an ePortfolio: A Way to Assist Student Teachers of Languages to Become Reflective Practioners", International Conference ICT for Language Learning Conference Proceedings, ed. F. Pixel, Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Firenze, Italy., 17-18th November 2016., pp. 317.

Pace, M. 2016, "Moving from Objective Based to Learning Outcomes Based Progammes of Study in Compulsory Education. Development, Implementation and Implications.", ICERI2016 Proceedings, eds. L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez & I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy, Seville, Spain., 14-16th November 2016, pp. 373.

Caruana, S. & Pace, M. 2015, "Percorsi dell'italiano a Malta: storia, intrattenimento, scuola." in La didattica dell'italiano. Problemi e prospettive., ed. M. Ostinelli, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana. edn, Supsi, Locarno, Switzerland, pp. 244-252.

Pace, M. 2015, "Speaking their Language. Reviving the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools in Malta. The Language Proficiency Assessment National Project.", INTED 2015 Proceedings. 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference., ed. L.Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy, Madrid, Spain., March 2nd - 4th, 2015, pp. 0609 - 0617.

Pace, M. 2015, "Becoming a Teacher of Foreign Languages - Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives.", 8th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation., eds. L. Gomez Chova & A. Lopez Martinez, IATED Academy, Seville, Spain., 16-18 November 2015, pp. 1576 - 1583.

Pace, M. 2015, "Foreign Language Proficiency & Certification Amongst Youths in Malta - from Compulsory Schooling to Courses for Specific Purposes.", ICT for Language Learning, ed. F. Pixel, libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Padova, Itlay, 12-13 November 2015, pp. 478 - 483.

Pace, M. 2015, "Language Proficiency and the Tourism Industry - a Key Combination", Insider, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 45-53.

Pace, M. 2015, "Modern Problems and Challenges in Language Teaching Today.", LANGUAGE. COMMUNICATION. CULTURE. Collection of materials of the 9th all-Russian scientific and parctical electronic conference with international participation in honour of the 80th anniversary of KSMU (22 - 28 April 2015) - Kursk: KSMU, 2015, ed. Kursk State Medical University, Kursk,S.M.U., Kursk, 22-28 April 2015, pp. 99 - 104.

Pace, M. 2015, "L'Uso della musica nella classe d'italiano LS" in The Future of Italian Teaching. Media, New Technologies and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives., ed. C. Ramsey-Portolano, 1st edn, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 173-182.

Pace, M. 2014, "Collect, Select, Reflect: Reflective Writing - The Focal Point of a Student Teacher ePortfolio", ICT for Language Learning, ed. F. Pixel, libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Padova, Italy, 13-14 November 2014, pp. 409 - 412.

Pace, M. 2014, "The Teaching of Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes - How and Why.", The IAFOR Academic Review, vol. 1, no. 7, pp. 27-30.

Caruana,S., Pace,M 2013, "L'italiano a Malta: Storia, societa`, didattica.", italiano a Stranieri, , no. 6, pp. 16-21.

Pace, M. 2013, "The Teaching of Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes: The Way Forward.", The Educator, vol. 1, no. No. 1, pp. 15-16 - 21.

Pace, M. 2013, "STeP - A Student Teacher ePortfolio for Future Teachers of Languages", ICT for Language Learning, ed. Pixel, Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Padova. Italy, 14-15 November 2013, pp. 337 - 340.

Pace, M. & Navarro, J. 2012, "The Professional Development Portfolio of the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta" in How to Train Language Teacher Trainers, ed. P. Diadori, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, Uk, pp. 176-189.

Pace, M. 2009, "Tre commedie di drammaturghi mediterranei del Seicento: Magri (maltese), Aversa (siciliano), Amenta (napoletano)." in Tempo e memoria nella lingua e nella letteratura italiana., ed. M.e.a. Bastiansen, Franco Cesati Editore, Firenze, Italy, pp. 107-118.

Pace, M. 2009, "Vincoli tra teatro a Malta e cultura italiana nel Seicento e nel Settecento" in Civilta' italiana e geografie d'Europa., ed. Da Rif B.M., Edizioni Universita' di Trieste edn, EUT (edizioni Universita' di Trieste), Trieste, Italy, pp. CD: 165-167.

Pace, M. 2008, "Carlo Goldoni" in A Miracol Mostrare, ed. M. Vella, 1st edn, Merlin Library Publications, Malta, pp. 19-34.

Pace, M. 2008, "Carlo Magri e il suo contributo al teatro barocco maltese" in A miracol mostrare, ed. M. Vella, 1st edn, Merlin Library Publications, Malta, pp. 196-198.

Pace, M. 2007, "L'influsso italiano nella drammaturgia maltese dell'eta' barocca visto attraverso il teatro di Carlo Magri" in Identita` e diversita` nella lingua e nella letteratura italiana. Volume 2., ed. Franco Cesati Editore, Quaderni della Rassegna edn, Franco Cesati, Firenze, pp. 231-240.

Pace, M. 2006, "Il teatro gesuitico nel contesto euromediterraneo" in Italia e Europa: Dalla Cultura nazionale all'interculturalismo, eds. B. Van den Bossche, M. Bastiaensen & C. Salvadori Lonergan, Franco Cesati Editore, Firenze, Italy, pp. 579-585.

Pace, M. 1997, "Il Teatro a Malta fino all'800", Pagine Della Dante, Rassegna trimestrale della Societa' Dante Alighieri, vol. Anno LXXI - Serie 3 - no. 3, no. Anno LXXI - Serie 3 - no. 3, pp. 11-17.

  • ALI4104 - Materiali Didattici e Valutazione
  • EDS5001 - Themes in Education 1
  • LHA5009 - Issues Related to Foreign Language Teaching in the Maltese Context
  • LHI5001 - Materiali didattici e tecniche d’insegnamento / Teaching Techniques and Classroom Materials
  • LHI5004 - La valutazione e la verifica / Assessment and Correction
  • LLI5002 - Field Placement 2
Director of Courses at the Societa' Dante Alighieri - Malta until 2000

Official Examiner for P.L.I.D.A. (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) examinations in
Malta.

Awarded the "Diploma di Benemerenza" by the Societa' Dante Alighieri in Rome.

International President of C.C.P. (Consiglio Centrale Permanente laici agostiniani)in Rome.

National President of A.L.A.S. (Augustinian Sisters' Lay Persons Association)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the yearly ICT for Language Learning International
Conferences organised in Firenze, Italy.

Member of A.I.P.I. (Associazione internazionale dei professori d’italiano)

Member of AISLLI (Associazione internaz. di studi di lingua e letteratura italiana)

Member of CSIS (Canadian Society for Italian Studies)

Member of AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian)

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