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Maddalena Lolaico
Maddalena
Lolaico
M.A.
Practitioner In Residence
Arts & Sciences
Modern Language
GATE
Gatehouse 100
About

    While in Italy, Professor Lolaico taught Italian language courses for immigrant students and their families. In 2006, she moved to the United States and started to teach elementary, intermediate and advanced Italian courses at Southern Connecticut State University.

    In the spring of 2011, she joined the University of New Haven where she has been working on curriculum development, as well as on the Italian placement test. In 2014, she created the first intermediate and advanced language courses, which entered UNH core curriculum, allowing the students to further challenge themselves in their journey to learning the Italian language.

    As a language teacher, she is interested in the learning process of second language acquisition. She is always looking for effective practice and new learning methods to improve her teaching, convinced that teaching and learning are two processes that are continually connected.

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    EDUCATION

    I.S.C.R.A. Systemic Relational Therapy Institute of Modena (Italy)
    Master’s Degree in Systemic Relational Therapy, Specialization in Psychotherapy, December 1996

    University of Padua UNIPD (Italy)
    Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, June 1989.

    TEACHING INTERESTS

    Italian as a Second Language

    All levels of Italian Language Courses

    Italian Culture

    Psychological processes in cooperative language learning: group dynamics and motivation