La formazione degli insegnanti di italiano in Austria
Scenari futuri e proposte operative
This paper describes language teachers’ training in Austria where, following a 2013 law, in 2016-17 a new initial training system was implemented nationwide. The paper then focuses on the training of Italian teachers in Carinthia, where the new training system was first tested. In this region, cornered between Latin, German and Slav Europe, Italian is, notably, the second most studied foreign language after English. Finally, Austria’s old and new initial teacher trainings are compared, and particular attention is paid to the structure of the apprenticeship programs and to the way the guidelines set out in the EPOSTL and the EPLTE, the two EU documents on teacher training, are implemented.
Keywords: Education • Austria • Italian language • Carinthia • Teacher training