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Ciao e benvenuti!
My name is Michael Vicchio and I am one of the Italian teachers at THS. I teach Italian 1, 2, 2H, and 3 for the current school year. I also coach the JV Boys Lacrosse team.
I graduated from Montclair State University in 2016. I have also lived, studied and worked in Italy. I have spent time studying in Rome, living in Rome, working in Milan, and spending time in over 10 other Italian cities.
I love sharing the passion I have for the language and the culture of those who speak it with my students. There is an even bigger world waiting for those of us who speak a second language.
I expect to have lively and energetic lessons that allow for a memorable experience for the students. My goal is to have the students speak the language proficiently, understand the culture of Italy and be able to take the information we have experimented with in the classroom outside of the classroom and apply it to their own lives. I feel that relating the material to the students helps to make the experience in the classroom as effective as possible.
"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." -Frank Smith, Psycholinguist.