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Valentina de Navasques

Valentina de Navasques is a native of Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Classical Studies with a focus on Italian Language, Literature, Philosophy, Art and History of classical authors. During the nineties, she completed coursework in Communication Marketing and Management.

When she was still living in Milan, she started tutoring foreign students in Italian Language and Italian students in Literature and Philosophy.

Valentina moved to Milwaukee in 1999, and for 10 years she instructed a diverse group of adult students in a variety of languages and cultural subject areas.

She has taught both non-credit and credit courses for universities (UW-Milwaukee and UW-Waukesha), such as traditional language courses as well as language and culture courses that ranged from Italian for Travelers, Italian Cinema, Italian Conversation and others.

In addition to the courses she taught, she also developed two credit courses for the UW Colleges World Languages Department on Italian Culture and Civilization and Introduction to Italian Life Style. She has expanded her pedagogical familiarity with training involving online/hybrid courses.

Valentina loves living in Milwaukee, and being someone who had to learn a new language, she strongly believes that learning a language should be joyful and entertaining. She loves to incorporate an “Italian Cultural Corner” in her classes which include Italian recipes, videos, and many tips about Italian lifestyles.