Developing phonemic and phonological awareness in Italian EFL learners: a proposal of original and engaging teaching materials for primary school children.

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dc.contributor.advisor Coonan, Carmel Mary it_IT
dc.contributor.author Carletti, Irene <1993> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-20 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T07:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T07:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-16 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/15297
dc.description.abstract Several studies have suggested a correlation between phonological awareness skills and literacy development. The impact of phonemic and phonological awareness instruction in the L1, L2 and FL on a variety of learners has thus been increasingly investigated. However, phonological awareness instruction seems to be marginalized in foreign language teaching practices, especially in Italian EFL classrooms. The aim of the present research project was thus twofold. It primarily consisted of designing original phonemic and phonological awareness activities embedded in a narrative context that could be included in Italian primary three EFL curricula. Secondly, the effectiveness of the original teaching material was evaluated on typically developing Italian EFL learners. Four eight-year-old children were seen three times a week for seven weeks. Pre- and post-tests were administered in order to assess the impact of the activities on the participants’ phonemic and phonological awareness skills. The children were tested prior to and immediately after the instructional sessions, as well as three months after the conclusion of the study. Findings show that participants’ phonological and phonemic awareness skills improved and that their progress seemed to be long-lasting. The limits of the present study, along with suggestions for further research, are discussed. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Irene Carletti, 2019 it_IT
dc.title Developing phonemic and phonological awareness in Italian EFL learners: a proposal of original and engaging teaching materials for primary school children. it_IT
dc.title.alternative Developing Phonemic and Phonological Awareness in Italian EFL Learners: a Proposal of Original and Engaging Teaching Materials for Primary School Children it_IT
dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Scienze del linguaggio it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2018/2019_sessione_estiva it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 866093 it_IT
dc.subject.miur L-LIN/02 DIDATTICA DELLE LINGUE MODERNE it_IT
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dc.subject.language INGLESE it_IT
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dc.provenance.upload Irene Carletti (866093@stud.unive.it), 2019-06-20 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Carmel Mary Coonan (coonancm@unive.it), 2019-07-08 it_IT


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