Dr. Francesca Muccini, associate professor of Italian, presented a paper entitled “Teaching Italian Culture” at a conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 19. Her paper discussed the challenge and importance of a content-based approach to the teaching of Italian language and culture at the Intermediate level. Muccini has also become an ACTFL certified OPI tester for Italian language. ACTFL OPI Tester Certification is a highly valued professional credential that is recognized nationally and internationally. She is one of a select group of language professionals who can administer and rate oral proficiency interviews (OPIs) in Italian
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