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Vitti, Antonio, and Laviosa Mastri (Professors, Italian School), August 9, 1996

Identifier: MOH141

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Antonio Vitti and Laviosa Mastri, Professors of Italian at the Italian School. They discuss what courses they teach; the structure of the program; the dedication of the faculty; guest speakers; growth of the student; the limitations of the library; student activities; lack of air conditioning; oral proficiency movement; grammar; teaching Italian culture; Italian stereotypes; Italian gender roles; Italian Americans in media; European style of teaching; competition and profit; pressure on professors; language lab; film courses; why students come to Italian LS; guest lectures; and goals for the Language Schools.


  • August 9, 1996


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Antonio Vitti has served as Professor of Italian and Director of the summer Italian School at Middlebury College. Laviosa Mastri served as Professor of Italian at the summer Italian School at Middlebury College.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-18

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
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Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States