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Faculty Profile

Luca Lanzilotta

Senior Lecturer in Italian (2010)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Fall 2020

Bosler Hall Room 117


Luca Lanzilotta has degrees in education, from the University of Pisa, and in Italian, from Middlebury College. At Dickinson, Professor Lanzilotta teaches beginner and intermediate Italian language courses and coordinates the activities for the Italian Department and the Italian Club. His research interests focus on second language acquisition and Italian/American Studies.


  • B.A., University of Florence, Italy, 2001
  • M.A., University of Pisa, Italy, 2004, M.A., Middlebury College, 2013

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.