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Modern Foreign Languages/Italian: Immigration In Italy – Between Reality & Perception – University Tutorial With Professor Federico Faloppa From University of Reading

1st December 2022 @ 16:15 - 17:00

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In this live interactive Modern Foreign Languages/Italian tutorial, we will be joined by Professor Federico Faloppa, a leading academic from the Department of Languages and Cultures at University of Reading, who will explore Migration in Italy: between reality and perception.

  • In the recorded talk, we look at the facts and figures of migration in Italy, from the Unification of the country in the 19th century to the 21st century. We then present some key events that have modified the approach to, and the perception of, migration in the Peninsula, particularly in the last three decades. Finally, we focus on the representation of migration in media and political discourse, looking at the distortion of facts and narratives, and the overrepresentation of the phenomenon for propaganda.
  • In the seminar that follows on from this talk, students will be encouraged to share and discuss their own knowledge of migration phenomena in Italy and beyond, bringing their own perspectives and reactions to the table in order to make this a truly stimulating session.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided in the Headliner recorded resource below. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.

The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Federico Faloppa

Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Modern Foreign Languages/Italian and related subjects. Individual students and teachers at home or at school, or a teacher taking part with their student group from a classroom, are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider the key issues and questions raised.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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1st December 2022
16:15 - 17:00
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