Intercomprehensive Approach and Inclusive Language Education

First Results of a Pilot Study at CLA Parma

  • Paola Celentin Università di Verona
Keywords: Intercomprehension, Inclusive Language Education, SpSpecific Learning Disorders, Self efficacy, Language Learning Strategies


The similarities between the intercomprehensive approach to language teaching and inclusive language education have been studied for some years, but there is currently no speculative research or laboratory experiments that can validate their convergences.

During the a.y. 2021/2022 members of the ELICom research group of the University of Parma started an experimental research at the Language Center in a course of intercomprehension between Romance languages. This course, open to all, saw among the participants a large number of students with special learning needs and allowed to implement a pilot study aimed at detecting some aspects considered particularly significant.

First results suggest that the intercomprehensive approach may have positive effects on the psycho-cognitive profile of this type of learner and that bimodal input is effective for all kind of students.

How to Cite
Celentin, P. (2023). Intercomprehensive Approach and Inclusive Language Education: First Results of a Pilot Study at CLA Parma. RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista Di Lingue E Letterature Straniere E Culture Moderne, 10(20), 83-101.