Lettura e conversazione in italiano

This is an advanced class for students who have had the equivalent of two years of college-level Italian and have acquired basic reading, speaking, and listening skills in the Italian language. A book, typically a collection of short stories, will be read in class and discussed from the standpoint of both form and content. The classroom discussion will also be the basis for conversation and occasional grammar review. Additionally, the instructor may introduce other Italian-language materials, such as newspaper articles, grammatical exercises, well-known Italian short poems, as well as topics of current relevance for classroom discussion and conversation. Instructor: Pasquale G. Tató



Start Date

January 14, 2020









9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14

Please note, this course might require the additional purchase of a textbook. Please wait with the purchase after attending the first class.

Instructors: Pasquale G. Tatò


Pasquale G. Tatò

Born in Italy, Pasquale graduated high school in both Italy and the US. He then went on to study at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he obtained a Dottore in Lettere degree, specializing in Glottology (Linguistics). Subsequently, he was at Harvard University, where he spent 15 years studying in the doctoral program in Linguistics and teaching as a TF in Linguistics for four years and as an Instructor in Romance Languages for three years. He has ABD status on his Ph.D. in Linguistics. For the past 20 years, Pasquale has worked as Software Localization Specialist, Technical Writer and Technical Translator, but he still enjoys teaching language classes in his free time.