Sandra Palaich

Lecturer Sr, Italian
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Sandra Palaich is a Senior Lecturer in the Italian program at the School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. She teaches all levels of language and culture courses in the Italian program, and a 400-level film course on the representations of Italian organized crime in Italian and U.S. cinema. Alternating with a colleague, she directs the full-immersion summer study abroad program in San Severino, Italy. Prior to arriving at ASU in 2009, she taught at the University of Michigan for 12 years, where she coordinated the elementary Italian program and taught first-, second- and third-year courses in Italian language, culture and business.

Education

  • M.A. Italian Literature (Modern Italian Literature), Wayne State University, Michigan 1998. Thesis: Come nasce un partigiano: Le motivazioni dei personaggi nelle principali opere della resistenza italiana.
  • B.A. English and Italian Languages and Literatures. University of Zagreb, Croatia 1993. Thesis: Pidgins and Creoles in American English.

Research Interests

Use of technology in foreign language instruction. Developing cultural proficiency. Translation. Study abroad education.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 311 Speak Italy: Lang,People,Cultr
SLC 423 Mafia and Film
ITA 423 Mafia and Film
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
SLC 423 Mafia and Film
ITA 423 Mafia and Film
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 110 Intensive Italian I
ITA 484 Internship
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 311 Speak Italy: Lang,People,Cultr
SLC 423 Mafia and Film
ITA 423 Mafia and Film
FMS 423 Mafia and Film
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ITA 110 Intensive Italian I
ITA 194 Special Topics
SLC 423 Mafia and Film
ITA 423 Mafia and Film
ITA 484 Internship
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ITA 311 Speak Italy: Lang,People,Cultr
SLC 494 Special Topics
ITA 494 Special Topics
FMS 494 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ITA 102 Elementary Italian II
ITA 110 Intensive Italian I
ITA 484 Internship
SLC 494 Special Topics
ITA 494 Special Topics
FMS 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 311 Speak Italy: Lang,People,Cultr
SLC 494 Special Topics
ITA 494 Special Topics
FMS 494 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
ITA 210 Intensive Italian II
ITA 484 Internship

Expertise Areas