Blending Italian “down-under”: Toward a theoretical framework and pragmatic guide for blending tertiary Italian language and culture courses through Skype-enhanced, pre-service teacher-centred telecollaboration

Giovanna Carloni, Brian Zuccala


This contribution draws on the article by Carloni and Zuccala (2017), that offered a preliminary discussion of a joint telecollaborative project between Italian Studies at Monash University and the University of Urbino. The present work aims at providing a theoretical, as well as pragmatic, starting point for developing a Pre-Service Teacher-centred model for a “sustainable”, cross-institutional, blended mode of delivering foreign language and culture tuition in the field of Italian


telecollaboration; blended learning; transnational pedagogy; Pre-Service Teacher training; task design

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