Grammatical Elements as Meta-Language Tools for Teaching the Italian Language


  • Floriana Pango
  • Aida Lamaj


The purpose of this paper is to describe and classify the various issues related to teaching and learning of grammatical Italian rules, to Albanian pupils and students. In the multiplicity of problems associated to the transmission of grammatical elements of each language, we will focus on a very important step as meta-language: language used to transmit foreign language grammar. Thoughts on the role of a meta-language bring us to binomial oppositions, which are acceptable depending on the circumstances in which they are used and actualized. Meta-language as an essential element of this process often turns into the main weapon to achieve the objectives of the learning process. In this paper we have used theoretical researches in the field of teaching, especially in the twentieth century by foreigners and locals, and the data obtained from surveys and questionnaires conducted not only to teachers of Italian language at all levels of education, but also to pupils and students. Grammar, in a traditional context of teaching foreign languages, has offered an irreplaceable and exclusive aid only through teachers, while today the approach of grammar should be moved within a multidimensional linguistic communication.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3s1p486


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Pango, F., & Lamaj, A. (2015). Grammatical Elements as Meta-Language Tools for Teaching the Italian Language. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4(3 S1), 486. Retrieved from