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Tania Convertini

Tania Convertini

Language Program Director

Department of French and Italian
6087 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511

Office:  314 Dartmouth Hall

Telephone:  (603) 646-3271
Fax:  (603) 646-3211

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

I have been teaching language and culture in the US since 2002, experiencing a variety of different academic settings.  What I find in all language students, beyond their cultural background and their ultimate academic goal, is the desire to engage and to play with new languages.  I have found that bringing to class elements of culture, literature, film, theater and authentic readings, makes the learning experience meaningful and deep.  I have researched and published on the use of film in the language class and I am working on a project considering the approach to the literary and cinematic texts from a multiple intelligence perspective.  I am committed to bringing social media and new technologies into the learning environment, and extending the class community beyond the classroom walls.  At Dartmouth I direct the French and Italian Language Program.

Tania Convertini is organizer of the first Language Share Fair at Dartmouth College.


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Primary Interests
Language Pedagogy
Digital Pedagogy
Teaching with Multiple Intelligences
Use of Cinema and Literature in Language Teaching
Italian Cinema
20th and 21st Century Italian Literature

Selected Publications

  • "Do You Want to Tweet? Better Be in Italian!  A Microblogging Project in Two Second-semester Italian Language Classes,"  Mosaic A Journal for Language Teachers, Edition Soleil Publishing (forthcoming 2011).
  • "From Ponticelli to Posillipo: A Child's Emotional War in Capuano's La Guerra di Mario,"  Cinemascope Independent Film Journal, 13 (2009).
  • "Insegnare lingua con il cinema: una prospettiva alternativa," Italica, 83.1 (2006), 22-23.

Selected Presentations

  • "Are Your Students Just Watching?  Film and the Five Senses in the Foreign Language Class,"  AAIS, University of Michigan, April 2010.
  • "Micro-blogging in the FL Classroom Why?"  Indiana University-Bloomington, Spring 2010.
  • "Culture and Beyond: The Literary Text in Intermediate Language Courses,"  Teaching and Learning Symposium-University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.
  • "Infusing Task-Based Activities into a Standard, Intermediate, Grammar-Based Italian as a Foreign Language Course,"  AATI/AAIS, Genova-Italy may 2006.



Last Updated: 1/30/14