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.

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., 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.

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.

  • 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
  • ITL3019 - Sociolinguistica dell'Italiano, varieta' linguistiche e lingua dei media
  • 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
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