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Maria C. Mansella

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Office Hours

FALL 2022 

Online meetings and/or in-person 
E-mail: [email protected]

2023 SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM IN ITALY

https://www.ccri.edu/faculty_staff/worldlang/mmansella/study_abroad_italy.html 


ITALIAN CLUB

https://www.ccri.edu/italianclub/

 





Bio

Prof. Maria C. Mansella earned a Diploma of Maturità Magistrale (Elementary Education Certification) from the Istituto Vincenzo Gioberti, Sora (Frosinone), Italy.

Maria C. Mansella holds a BA Cum Laude from Rhode Island College in Secondary Education with a concentration in French and Italian, minor Portuguese and a Master in Arts from Middlebury College. Maria C. Mansella attended Brown University, the University of Rhode Island and the Salamanca Summer Immersion Program in Spain. She has taught Bilingual Education-ESL, Italian, French and Spanish for several Rhode Island elementary and secondary schools, Rhode Island College, Providence College and Providence College School of Continuing Education.

Maria C. Mansella is a Professor at the Community College of Rhode Island where she teaches courses in Italian language and culture. In addition, she has been a senior lecturer for Providence College and for Providence College School of Continuing Education from 1990 to 2019.

Active in several professional associations, Maria C. Mansella served as President of RITI (Rhode Island Teachers of Italian) 2000-2004 and as a member of AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) she served on their AATI National Examination Committee. She was the Corresponding Secretary of RIFLA (Rhode Island World Language Association) and RITI Newsletter Co-Editor. Maria C. Mansella served as Vice President of C.A.S.IT. (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane) an Ente Gestore of the Italian Consulate in Boston, 2000-2002. She currently serves as C.A.S.IT. Board Member. She is an active member of AATI (American Association Teachers of Italian), RIFLA (Rhode Island Foreign Language Association), RITI Executive Board Member (Rhode Island Teachers of Italian), IAHSRI (Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island), The Renaissance-Alliance Lodge - Sons of Italy, October Heritage Month Committee, NOIAW (National Organization Italian American Women), CAIS (Canadian Association Italian Studies) and Member of the Comitato Scientifico Accademia Properziana Del Subasio - Assisi.

Maria C. Mansella presented several foreign language workshops at the local and state levels.

Maria C. Mansella's leadership role and her strong commitment to teaching and learning have created the CCRI Summer Immersion Program in Italy which has become "a transformative program of a lifetime". The Program has been offered to our community since 2003 and it will resume in Summer 2023! Stay connected! Keep in touch!

Classes

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ITAL-1000 - Basic Spoken Italian
ITAL-1010/1030 - Elementary Italian I
ITAL-1020/1040 - Elementary Italian II
ITAL-1510 - Conversational Italian I
ITAL-1520 - Conversational Italian II
ITAL-1900 - The Italian Heritage
ITAL-1910 - Italian Culture-Cuisine
ITAL-1950 - Italian for Business and Travel
ITAL-2010 - Intermediate Italian I
ITAL-2020 - Intermediate Italian II
ITAL-2210 - Italian Conversation and Composition I
ITAL-2220 - Italian Conversation and Composition II

Awards & Honors

  • CAIS (Canadian Association Italian Studies) International Conference, Orvieto, Italy, 2019 
  • NOIAW "Wise Woman" AWARD (National Organization Italian American Women), January 20, 2019
  • The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee Award
    Dr. Renato Leonelli Resource Award, 2017                                                          
  • AATI (American Association Teachers of Italian) International Conference, Siena, Italy, 2015
  • Italian Culture Ambassador, X Anniversario, Orvieto, Italy, 2012
  • The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee Award
    Dr. Renato Leonelli Resource Award, 2012
  • CCRI/PC/SCE Maria C. Mansella Merit Award, 2011
  • The US Army 197th Fires Brigade Award, 2011
  • AATI (American Association Teachers of Italian) Professional Development Fellowship 
    Fondazione San Vigilio, Ossana (Trento), Italy, 2009
  • Associazione Carabinieri C. Ugolini, Terni-Orvieto, Italy, 2007
  • The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee Award
    Dr. Renato Leonelli Resource Award, 2007
  • RIFLA (Rhode Island Foreign Languages Association) Teacher of the Year Award, 2005
  • Honorary Inductee Eta Lambda Award - Alpha Sigma Lambda 
    Providence College School of Continuing Education, 2004
  • NISOD Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award, 2003
    (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)
  • The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee Award
    Dr. Renato Leonelli Resource Award, 2002
  • AATI (American Association Teachers of Italian) Professional Development Fellowship Siena, Italy, 1997
  • The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee Award
    Dr. Renato Leonelli Resource Award, 1997
  • RIFLA (Rhode Island Foreign Languages Association) Mary Borra Award, 1996
  • CCRI Teacher of the Month, Spring 1995
  • RIFLA (Rhode Island Foreign Languages Association) Novice Teacher Award Northeast Conference,
    New York City, 1994
  • URI Immersion Program Salamanca, Spain, 1994