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Michela Santostefano

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of World Languages and Cultures


Michela Santostefano received her Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Università degli Studi, in Bari, Italy, and her Master’s Degree in Education, with emphasis on language acquisition and pedagogy, from California State University Fullerton. She has taught at various levels in different institutions, such as at California State University Fullerton, where she has also organized extracurricular opportunities. She establishes a comfortable yet focused learning environment, and she practices a student-centered learning approach to Italian via communicative language teaching methodologies. Her commitment is to fill students with love for the Italian language and culture and motivate them to continue learning Italian to enrich their academic and personal growth.