Location: Herter Hall 305
Phone: (413) 545-6713
Berni Consuelo Cannuscio [email]
Ciao, sono Berni Consuelo Cannuscio (please, call me Consuelo). I was born in Palermo, Sicily. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Applied Interlinguistic Communication at the University of Bologna, Forlì, where I am now studying for my Master's Degree in Advanced Translation. I have taught English to private students, and I have worked as a staff coordinator for study holidays in England. I have published some articles with the Corriere Romagna di Cesena (a local newspaper from Emilia-Romagna), where I did an internship. My main interest is in the relationship between culture, language and anthropology. Translating between Italian and English, and Italian and French, I have learned a lot about the nuances of my native language. I am proud to represent my country and its culture, and to help UMass students learn my beautiful language.
Simone Gugliotta [email]
I was born in Rio de Janeiro and I am the daughter of Sicilian and Calabrian immigrants to Brazil. My passion for Italy started at home with my parents where their two southern Italian dialects (Calabrese and Siciliano) were my first languages. I teach Italian at the University of Massachusetts and at Smith College and have taught Portuguese and Italian in language schools and for private students at all levels since 1991. I also have experience teaching children in Montessori schools and have worked as a staff and free-lance journalist since 1995 with the publications Jornal do Commercio and Comunità Italiana. I am currently a School of Education doctoral student with a focus on Language, Literacy and Culture.