Prof. Sandro Caruana

Prof. Sandro Caruana

Prof. Sandro Caruana

 B.Ed.(Hons),M.Ed.,Ph.D.(Pavia)

Professor

Room 235
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2941
Sandro Caruana, (1968, Malta) is Professor of Italian Language Teaching Methodology. He is Dean of the Faculty of Education and a member of the Dept. of Languages & Humanities in Education.

He holds courses on Italian language teaching and learning, Italian Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and on intercultural communication. Besides language teaching and Sociolinguistics, his other areas of interest include multilingualism, language attitudes, second language acquisition and the Romance element in Maltese. He has participated in international projects on intercultural communication and on language teaching, presented his works at several international conferences and was invited as keynote speaker on a number of occasions.

He has participated in a number of international projects on intercultural communication and on the teaching of Italian, including the SPICES Project (Social Promotion of Intercultural Communication Expertise and Skills 224945-CP-1-2005-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-G11) and the MERIDIUM Project (Multilingualism in Europe as a Resource for Immigration Dialogue Initiative among the Universities of the Mediterranean 143513-LLP-1-2008-1-IT-KA2-KA2NW).
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Italian Linguistics
  • Intercultural communication
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Brincat, G. & Caruana, S. (eds) 2018, Tipologia e ‘dintorni’: il metodo tipologico alla intersezione di piani d’analisi. Atti del XLIX Congresso SLI (Malta), Bulzoni editori, Roma.

Micallef, M. & Caruana, S. 2018, "L'interculturalita' nella didattica dell'italiano a Malta" in La didattica delle lingue nel nuovo millennio. Le sfide dell’internazionalizzazione, eds. C. Carmel Mary, B. Ada & B. Elena, Ed. Ca' Foscari, , pp. 185-198.

Portelli, S. & Caruana, S. 2018, "Observing Eurolects. The case of Maltese" in Observing Eurolects. Corpus analysis of linguistic variation in EU law., ed. L. Mori, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands, , pp. 267-293.

Scaglione, S. & Caruana, S. 2018, "Migration and plurilingualism in Southern European homes and schools" in The Multilingual Edge of Education, ed. P. Van Avermaet, S. Slembrouck, K. Van Gorp, S. Sierens & K. Maryns, Palgrave Macmillan, , pp. 139-164.

Caruana, S. & Scaglione, S. 2017, "Multilinguismo e inclusione dei Migrant Learners nella scuola maltese: scenari e prospettive", Symposia Melitensia, vol. 13, pp. 25-40.

Gauci, P., Ghia, E. & Caruana, S. 2017, "The pragmatic competence of student-teachers of Italian L2" in Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics, eds. I. Kecskes & S. Assimakopoulos, John Benjamins, , pp. 323-346.

Camilleri-Grima, A. & Caruana, S. 2016, "Interaction and Approximation to the Target Language During Italian Lessons in Malta", Malta Review of Educational Research: Special Issue on Bilingualism in Education in Malta, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 253-275.

Caruana, S. & Camilleri-Grima, A. 2016, "L’italiano a Malta e la commutazione di codice in contesti didattici" in Lingue in contatto / Contact linguistics, Atti del XLVI Congresso Internazionale di Studi della Società di Linguistica italiana (SLI), eds. R. Bombi & V. Orioles, Bulzoni, Roma, pp. 79-96.

Gauci, P., Ghia, E. & Caruana, S. 2016, "L’insegnamento della pragmatica e la formazione degli insegnanti di italiano a Malta" in Pragmatica e interculturalità in italiano lingua seconda, eds. E. Santoro & I. Vedder, Franco Cesati, Firenze, pp. 67-78.

Scaglione, S. & Caruana, S. 2016, "Bridging the Gap between Policies and Practices Related to Multilingualism in Schools in Southern European States" in Advances in Understanding Multilingualism. A Global Perspective
, eds. S. Grucza, M. Olpinska-Szkielko & P. Romanowski, Frankfurt/Main - London - New York: Peter Lang Verlag., .

Caruana, S. & Pace, M. 2015, "Percorsi dell’italiano a Malta: storia, intrattenimento, scuola." in La didattica dell’italiano. Problemi e prospettive., ed. M. Ostinelli, Canton Ticino, SUPSI, , pp. 244-252.

Pavesi, M., Ghia, E. & Caruana, S. 2014, "Original and dubbed telecinematic input and Italian L2 acquisition in Malta", Studi italiani di linguistica teorica e applicata, vol. XLIII, no. 1/2014, pp. 125-152.

Scaglione, S. & Caruana, S. 2014, ""Superdiverse" school populations in Southern Europe: reflections on language use and suggestions for learning strategies", International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication, [Online], vol. 1/2014, no. 1, pp. 19th September 2014.

Borg, A., Vella, A. & Caruana, S. (eds) 2013, Perspectives on Maltese Linguistics, Akademie Verlag, Berlin.

Borg, C., Cardona, M. & Caruana, S. 2013, Social Class, Language and Power: Lorenzo Milani and the School of Barbiana, Sense, Rotterdam, Boston & Taipei.

Caruana, S., Coposescu, L. & Scaglione, S. (eds) 2013, Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern Europe, Cambridge Scholar, Newcastle.

Caruana, S., Coposescu, L. & Scaglione, S. 2013, "Migration-induced linguistic diversity in the Mediterranean European countries" in Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern Europe, eds. S. Caruana, L. Coposescu & S. Scaglione, Cambridge Scholar Publishers, Newcastle, UK, pp. 1-16.

Caruana, S., Cremona, G. & Vella, A. 2013, "Language use, perception and attitudes amongst Maltese primary school children" in Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern Europe, eds. S. Caruana, L. Coposescu & S. Scaglione, Cambridge Scholar Publishers, Newcastle, UK, pp. 304-342.

Caruana, S. & Lasagabaster, D. 2013, "Faraway, so close: Multilingualism in the Basque Country and in Malta from a socio-educational perspective" in Current Multilingualism: A New Linguistic Dispensation, eds. D. Singleton, J. Fishman, L. Aronin & M. O Laoire, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 45-68.

Caruana, S., Scaglione, S. & Coposescu Liliana 2013, "Migration-induced linguistic diversity in Mediterranean European countries" in Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern Europe, eds. S. Caruana, S. Scaglione & Coposescu Liliana, Cambridge Scholar Publishers, Newcastle, UK, pp. 1-16.

Pace, M. & Caruana, S. 2013, "L'italiano a Malta: storia, societa', didattica", Italiano a Stranieri, vol. 13, pp. 16-21.

Caruana, S. 2012, "Italian in Malta: a socio-educational perspective", International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, , pp. 1-13.

Caruana, S. & Grima, A. 2012, "Language, Literature and the Maltese National Imaginary" in Lingue, letterature, nazioni. Centri e periferie tra Europa e Mediterraneo, ed. Putzu, Ignazio & Mazzon, Gabriella, Franco Angeli, Milan, Italy, pp. 436-458.

Caruana, S. 2011, "“Alavolja il suo padre e la sua mamma non folevanno”: fenomeni di contatto nella produzione scritta di italiano L2 degli apprendenti maltesi", Lingue e culture in contatto. Atti del 10° Congresso AItLA, pp. 365-381.

Caruana, S. 2011, "Bilingualism and language policy in Malta" in Language contact and language decay. Socio-political and linguistic perspectives, eds. P. Ramat & E. Miola, IUSS, Pavia, pp. 11-46.

Caruana, S. 2011, "English in Malta: from colonialism to heritage, from social differences to opportunity", Allotropes of difference in contemporary discourse, Proceedings of the 9th conference on British and American Studies, pp. 25-38.

Caruana, S. & Brincat, L. 2011, "Il-Malti Mgħaġġel: Maltese in computer-mediated chat conversations" in Variation and Change: The dynamics of Maltese in space, time, and society, eds. S. Caruana, R. Fabri & T. Stolz, Akademie Verlag, Berlin, pp. 65-89.

Caruana, S., Fabri, R. & Stolz, T. (eds) 2011, Variation and Change:The dynamics of Maltese in space, time, and society, Akademie Verlag, Berlin.

Caruana, S. & Lasagabaster, D. 2011, "Using a holistic approach to explore language attitudes in two multilingual contexts: the Basque Country and Malta" in Becoming multilingual. Language learning and language policy between attitudes and identity, ed. C. Varcasia, Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 39-64.

  • ALI4102 - La Sociolinguistica e la Didattica dell'Italiano
  • EDS5001 - Themes in Education 1
  • EDU5917 - Impact of Bilingualism and Multilingualism on Learning
  • EDU5971 - Applied Educational Research Methods
  • ITL1014 - Introduzione alla linguistica italiana contemporanea
  • LHE5001 - Second Language Acquisition – Theory, Practice and Research
  • LHI5002 - Glottodidattica e Linguistica Acquisizionale / Language Teaching Methodology and Acquisitional Linguistics
  • LHI5003 - Input e didattica: dalla grammatica alla multimedialità / Input and Pedagogy: From Grammar to Multimodality
  • LLI5001 - Field Placement 1
  • LLI5009 - Subject-based Pedagogy and Methodology
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