Claudia Pessarelli
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I was born and raised in Italy, where I also completed my studies at the University of Turin.

I moved to the USA in 1995 and to Milwaukee in 1999. When in Milwaukee I got a chance to get involved in the local Italian community and in promoting the language and culture of my country of origin. I started teaching Italian to adults, worked in translating articles for Italian-American web sites, being responsible for the touristic and cultural promotion of my Italian region of origin.

Since 2006 I’ve been teaching Italian levels 1 and 2 at Marquette University. I enjoy teaching very much and I love the relationship with my students. My goal as their instructor is to make them enjoy not only the beautiful Italian language, but the Italian culture and way of life.

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