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Cristina Polesel
Phone: 831.477.5108
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Office Hours: Spring 2019
T&Th 11:10 - 12:35pm
ROOM 350F
Location: 301
Alternate Location: 350F

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Cristina Polesel
Adjunct Italian Instructor

Cristina on Ponte Degli Scalzi in Venezia

Foreign Modern Languages and Literature
With Cabrillo College since 2018

I am Italian from Venice, Italy where I was born and raised. Italian is my native language. I have graduated in Foreign Modern Languages and Literature from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy years ago. I learned French, Spanish and Latin before English, which is my second language.

Why is it so important to learn foreign languages? Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture. Creativity is increased with the study of foreign languages. Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed in the process. Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices: one is able to communicate in a second language. We could go on and on to find great reasons.

Also, if you love art history, photography, culinary arts, classic music, architecture, ancient cultures and literature - you will enjoy the benefits of learning Italian, before you even travel there!

I look forward to helping you make your Italian learning experience fun, enjoyable and memorable in your academic experience. It will be a great asset in your global communication skills toolbox.

In the Spring semester I am teaching:

Elementary Italian 1 - 8:55am - 11:00am
Elementary Italian 2 - 12:45pm - 2:50pm

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