Language Assistants and Mentor

The Italian Studies Department has an array of language resources useful to students learning Italian. These include the Italian Floor Living Learning Community, as well as the Language Assistants and the Language Mentor who support language learning through weekly interactive activities and cultural events. The weekly Language Table is a shared meal which provides opportunities to informally practice speaking Italian with the Language Assistants, faculty members, and students. The Q&A sessions with the Language Mentor offer more support around the concepts of learning the language.

Qualified students may apply for a language assistant position through the Language Assistant Program by contacting Morena Svaldi. Students may also apply to live on the Italian Floor by contacting Residential Life.

Language Table and Q&A hours

Rachael Amoruso, Language Assistant for Italian

Rachael Amoruso, Language Assistant for Italian

Ciao! Mi chiamo Rachael! I'm a junior majoring in English and Italian, with hopes to go into literary translation someday. I love learning Italian at Mount Holyoke, it's brought me to the best community on campus. I'm really excited to be the Language Assistant this semester because the LA I had for my 101 class became a great friend and shaped my experience completely. I hope incoming students will fall in love with the language as I did, and I look forward to meeting everyone soon!