Gina Pietrantoni

Biography

Gina Pietrantoni received her M. A. in Foreign Language Pedagogy from the University of Venice, Italy in 2004, and her Laurea in Foreign Languages and Cultures from the University of L’Aquila in 2000.  She is an instructor in the School of International Languages and Cultures at Arizona State University. Pietrantoni has taught face to face, blended, and online courses. She has been a contributing author and writer for first- and second-year Italian textbooks and ancillary materials. Gina is one of the  faculty directors of the summer Study Abroad program in San Severino. She is interested in the development of language and cultural proficiency and the development of instructional materials.

Education

  • M.A. Language Pedagogy, University of Venice, Italy 2004
  • Laurea. Foreign Languages and Cultures, University of LAquila, Italy

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 194 Special Topics
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
ITA 210 Intensive Italian II
ITA 294 Special Topics
ITA 315 Italian Culture:Good,Bad&Ugly
ITA 394 Special Topics
ITA 413 Advanced Italian
ITA 494 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 550 Italian for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I
ITA 550 Italian for Reading Knowledge

Professional Associations

AZLA: Arizona Language Association

ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

AATI: American Association of Teachers of Italian

 

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Honors Contracts

Consulting

National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland                                                                         2013-2016                                                           

 

-Segment Selector & Content Developer/ Reviewer for the development of VLO (Video Learning Object) Research and select video passages based on length, level, topic and other project guidelines and create linguistic and culture check activities based on the video passage. Assist with the development of background notes for the VLO. Provide additional reference resources for the learner in the target language.      

 

- Target Language Expert and Reviewer for the development of testing material for the Defense Language Proficiency Test; responsible for collecting listening passages in Italian and developing multiple-choice items based on the ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) scale.

Educational Testing Services                                                                                                                                                

2012- 2015

-Consultant for the AP Italian Language and Culture exam; responsible for the research of testing material for the reading component of the exam for third and fourth semester; responsible for searching reading realia stimuli and the transcription of audio files for first and second semester.

McGraw-Hill Education                                                                                                                                                                      2002-2012                                                                                                                                                                                     

-Contributing writer for online adaptive learning program LearnSmart for Avanti!                                   

-Contributing author for Prego! 8thed., Elementary Italian textbook

-Contributing writer for Prego! 7thedition, Introductory Italian Textbook

-Contributing writer for In Giro per l’Italia 2ndedition and Prego! 6thedition, Testing Program

-Contributing writer for In Giro per l’Italia 2ndedition and Prego! 6thedition, Testing Program

Vista Higher Learning                                                                                                                                                                         2010                                                                                                                                           

-Contributing writer for Immagina, 1st ed. Intermediate Italian Textbook

-Contributing writer for Immagina, 1st ed. Interactive Testing Program

-Contributing writer for Sentieri, 1st ed. Introductory Italian Textbook

Expertise Areas