QUIZLET site: with activities created by Ms. Tacke: http://quizlet.com/subject/tackelisa/
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B.A. English – University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
M.A. – Italian –Middlebury College (Vermont/Florence(Italy))
Teacher Certification – N.E.I.U. (Chicago)
National Endowment for the Arts Summer Teacher Institute(study/travel grant) –
2007 The Art of Teaching Italian through Italian Art – Rome, Italy
Participation in various teacher workshops/seminars –
Salerno, Campania, Italy - L'Accademia Italiania (methodology/Southern Italian culture)
Perugia, Umbria, Italy - L'Universita' per gli Stranieri di Perugia. (Immigration/TeacherMethodology)
Ossana, Trentino, Italy – Fondazione San VigilioTrentino (Alpine Culture/Environment//Italian Methodology and Didactics)
Rome, Italy - NEA - Summer Teacher Institute (The Art of Teaching Italian through Italian Art)
Mondavio, Marche, Italy – Comitato Dante Alighieri
(Italians and Food/Italians and the Sea/Italian Methodology and Didactics)
Gargano, Lombardia, Italy – University of Milan Courses for Foreigners: The Italian “Commedia d’Arte”, Italian Women in ‘Noir’ Films, World War II, Historic Music Festivals, Italian Language and Linguistics.
Rome, Italy – Scuola Leonardo DaVinci Methodology for Teaching Italian as a Second Language
ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language – (have attended national conferences in 2004/2005/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016). Presenter at 2007 conference in Nashville, TN.
AATI – (American Association of Teachers of Italian) – national and local chapters.
Quotations to Consider:
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” -Charlemagne
“A different language is a different vision of life.” -Federico Fellini
“Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language.” ‒Frank Smith