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Daniela Pozzi Pavan

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Italian

Daniela Pozzi Pavan graduated in Law at the University of Milan. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law and a Master’s Degree in French Civil Law. In 2019 she completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan with a final dissertation entitled “Beauty and Creativity in an Italian Language and Culture Course.”

She currently coordinates and teaches the Elementary Italian sequence. Her interests focus on developing new interactive pedagogical activities, such as motivational, cooperative learning and game-based learning activities, to enhance students involvement, motivation and life-long learning. She promotes and organizes extracurricular cultural activities both on and off campus. She has an interest in interior design, architecture, and nature and brings her interest and passion in each of her classes.

At Northwestern, Daniela has been the coordinator of Intermediate Italian for several years. She designed an upper-division language and culture course in Business Italian. She is a member of the Council on Language Instruction (CLI) and has been the co-chair of the Chicago Language Symposium. She participated in the establishment of the Bocconi-Northwestern Exchange Program.

She recently co-taught courses at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and at Università degli Studi of Bergamo, Italy. She taught advanced communication Italian classes with focus on Italian culture and cooking and on Italian contemporary films at De Paul University. She has also worked at Loyola University and Italidea

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