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Prof. Sandro Caruana

Prof. Sandro Caruana

B.Ed.(Hons),M.Ed.,Ph.D.(Pavia)

Professor
Languages and Humanities Education
Faculty of Education
Room 235
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2941

Head of Department
Languages and Humanities Education
Faculty of Education
Room 235
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2941

Dean
Faculty of Education
Room 235
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2941

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Biography

Sandro Caruana, (1968, Malta) is Professor of Italian Language Teaching Methodology. He is Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head of Department, 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).

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Italian Linguistics
  • Intercultural communication
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics


Selected Publications

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.

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