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Gina Pietrantoni

Instructor, Italian
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Gina Pietrantoni received her M.A. in Language Pedagogy from the University of Venice in 2004, and her Laurea in Foreign Languages and Cultures from the University of L’Aquila. Gina was a Lecturer of Italian in the French and Italian Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 2001 to 2008 and she is presently an Instructor the School of International Languages and Cultures at Arizona State University. Gina has taught face to face, blended, and online course. She has been a contributing author and writer for first and second year Italian textbooks and ancillary materials. She is interested in the development of language and cultural proficiency and the development of instructional materials.

Education

M.A. in Language Pedagogy; Laurea in Foreign Languages and Cultures from the University of L’Aquila.

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 102Elementary Italian II
ITA 550Italian for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 102Elementary Italian II
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 102Elementary Italian II
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 550Italian for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 102Elementary Italian II
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 550Italian for Reading Knowledge
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 194Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 194Special Topics
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 194Special Topics
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 101Elementary Italian I
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ITA 201Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202Intermediate Italian II
Consulting

National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland                                                                         2013-2016                                                           

 

-Segment Selector & Content Developer/ Reviewer for the development of VLO (Video Learning Object) Research and select video passages based on length, level, topic and other project guidelines and create linguistic and culture check activities based on the video passage. Assist with the development of background notes for the VLO. Provide additional reference resources for the learner in the target language.      

 

- Target Language Expert and Reviewer for the development of testing material for the Defense Language Proficiency Test; responsible for collecting listening passages in Italian and developing multiple-choice items based on the ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) scale.

Educational Testing Services                                                                                                                                                

2012- 2015

-Consultant for the AP Italian Language and Culture exam; responsible for the research of testing material for the reading component of the exam for third and fourth semester; responsible for searching reading realia stimuli and the transcription of audio files for first and second semester.

McGraw-Hill Education                                                                                                                                                                      2002-2012                                                                                                                                                                                     

-Contributing writer for online adaptive learning program LearnSmart for Avanti!                                   

-Contributing author for Prego! 8thed., Elementary Italian textbook

-Contributing writer for Prego! 7thedition, Introductory Italian Textbook

-Contributing writer for In Giro per l’Italia 2ndedition and Prego! 6thedition, Testing Program

-Contributing writer for In Giro per l’Italia 2ndedition and Prego! 6thedition, Testing Program

Vista Higher Learning                                                                                                                                                                         2010                                                                                                                                           

-Contributing writer for Immagina, 1st ed. Intermediate Italian Textbook

-Contributing writer for Immagina, 1st ed. Interactive Testing Program

-Contributing writer for Sentieri, 1st ed. Introductory Italian Textbook