Lecturer in Italian
Degrees: M.A., University of Toledo
Expertise: Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Modern Pedagogy
A Native of Torino, home of the famous FIAT car company and first capitol city of the united Italy, Claudia was born in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a thriving northern Italian city but raised withCalabrese and Neapolitan values.
After graduating from the G. Colombatto Hotel Management School, the University of Torino opened Claudia to a world of tourism and foreign languages (English, Spanish, and French). Working in the tourism industry was her dream until, in 2004, she joined a reputable study abroad program to tutor and teach Italian to collegians from all over the world.
A year after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Foreign Languages, Claudia left her Bel Paese for a teaching assistantship at the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. In 2010 she earned her M.A. in ESL (English as a Second Language), and since then has been volunteering as an English teacher for the immigrant community of Toledo. As a result of her four years of experience teaching English and Italian as a foreign language, Claudia became interested in the research on Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, and Modern Pedagogy.
In the fall of 2010 she joined the CMLC Department as a lecturer of Italian as she plans on growing as an Italian instructor within the rich Italian American Community of Cleveland.