After living in the Big Apple for 10 years, I realized that I missed "my mountains" and that it was time to go back...
"GREAT THINGS ARE DONE WHEN MEN AND MOUNTAINS MEET..."
My name is Erika and I am an Italian Professor.
I moved to New York from my small village in the Dolomites in 2009 to pursue my Master's degree in Italian Studies at New York University.
I continued my academic career completing a Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature (Italian Specialization)in 2018 at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Teaching has always been my passion, and over the past 10 years, I have had the chance to teach Italian language, culture, and literature in several colleges, such as Princeton University, Fordham, NYU, as well as Hunter and Baruch College (CUNY.)
As a teacher, I believe my foremost duty is making the material I am teaching relevant and accessible for my students, and in order to do so, I use different strategies. I integrate the content of my language courses with audio-visual content and authentic materials to facilitate the students’ acquisition of grammatical topics, I plan extracurricular activities (cooking lessons or museum visits) and I widely use technology.
I have recently relocated to my wonderful village, Corvara, in Alta Valley. The stunning scenario of the Dolomites inspired me to approach language teaching in a different way. In the "experience" section, you will find a new type of Italian language courses, thought to give the students to study the language while directly experiencing the culture, the habits, and food of the hosting territory through unforgettable adventures.
What are you waiting for? Join me!