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.
Rumi Handen, Mentor and Language Assistant for Italian
Thursdays 4-5 pm room 6D LRC - Ciruti
Ciao!My name is Rumi Handen, and I am a senior double majoring in Anthropology and Italian Studies.I fell in love with the language and culture three years ago and have since been furthering my knowledge on all things Italian.During my junior year, I worked as an Italian tutor and spent my spring semester in a full-immersion program in Bologna speaking, writing, and living as Italians do. I am thrilled to serve you as your language mentor.Please don't hesitate to stop by Q&A.I'm excited to help you on your linguistic journey!
Claudia Espinosa, Language Assistant for Italian
Marianna Maddock, Language Assistant for Italian