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Luigia (Gina) Maiellaro

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Teaching Professor of Italian; Associate Director for Curriculum and Instruction; Coordinator of the Italian Program

Specializes in Italian language pedagogy, historical linguistics, and cultural studies. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, with a particular emphasis on curriculum development, testing methodologies, and the cultivation of intercultural competence through ethnography, semiotics, and translation. She chairs the National Italian Exam and contributes to promoting Italian language and culture education through associations while serving on the board of directors for the MITA.

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